Even by his own glittering standards, the summer of 1985 was a dazzling one for Ian Botham. His verve and nerve, dash and daring, cut a smiling swathe through the English cricket season as no other player and personality has done since the same fellow had done so magically in 1981. There was the plundering edge of the pirate about him then;
now four years on, in his very pomp and prime, it was a different blond buccaneer who fired the England side to their comprehensive Ashes victory over Australia. 248 x 175mm., pp. 6 (preliminaries), 218, black & white plates throughout, I.T. Botham: full match results for the season including Tests and One Day Internationals. Hard cover in dust jacket. Contents, SIGNED by ALAN BORDER on front endpaper - no other inscriptions; dust jacket, slight creasing top spine - no tears. NEAR FINE.