By A Staff Writer
Penguin Random House will publish Shane Warne’s autobiography No Spin, on 4th October 2018.
No Spin is the last word on Shane Warne’s extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch. Perhaps the greatest bowler the world has ever seen, he was also one of the top five cricketers of the 20th century, according to cricketing bible Wisden. His mesmerising bowling prowess coupled with his personal life (which has long been fodder for the tabloid press) has made him one of the world’s most illustrious sportsmen.
No Spin is the true story behind the headlines, in Warne’s own voice, and challenges some of the enduring myths and untruths that surround him. Uncompromising and compelling, it is destined to rank alongside some of the greatest sports autobiographies ever.
Andrew Goodfellow, Deputy Publisher at Ebury, says, “Despite all the pain he’s inflicted on us over the years Shane Warne is still one of the most admired and celebrated cricketers to a British audience. You simply can’t imagine the game without his unique contributions. I think his insight, no-nonsense honesty and strength of voice will make this the most read cricketing autobiography in years. At Ebury we are all very excited and honoured to be publishing such a legend.”
On Shane Warne: Born 13 September 1969, he is widely regarded as one of the finest bowlers in the history of the game. Warne played his first Test match in 1992, and took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and One-Day Internationals).
A useful lower-order batsman, Warne also scored over 3000 Test runs. He played domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria, and English domestic cricket for Hampshire. He also captained the Rajasthan Royals to victory in the IPL in 2008. He officially retired from all formats in 2013 and currently commentates for Foxtel.
On Mark Nicholas: Mark captained Hampshire for the best part of twelve summers, passing 1000 runs in a season on ten occasions, making 36 first-class hundreds and leading the county to four titles. He also captained England A in nine unofficial Test matches.
Mark went on to become a presenter and commentator with Sky TV, Channel 4 (whose coverage won three BAFTA awards) and now Channel 5 in the UK. He has been a fixture on Channel Nine’s cricket coverage in Australia since the summer of 2003/04. For sixteen years he was a sports feature writer with the London Daily Telegraph and had two spells in radio for talkSPORT. He has twice been named Sports Presenter of the Year by the Royal Television Society.
Mark’s memoir, A Beautiful Game, was the winner of the Cricket Book of the Year Award at the Cross British Sports Book Awards 2017, as well as winning the MCC/Cricket Society’s Book of the Year Award 2017.