Chris Lewis was one of the most talented cricketers of his generation, you can read all about his struggle to re-build his life in his remarkable book ‘Crazy’
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My Road to Redemption
By Chris Lewis
Crazy’ Chris Lewis played in 32 Test Matches and 53 One-Day Internationals for England. At one point he was regarded as one of the best all-round cricketers the country has ever produced. However, feeling at odds with the middle-class nature of the sport, he regularly courted controversy off the field.
The tabloids happily lapped up Lewis’ transgressions, such as missing a Test with sunstroke, arriving late to a match due to oversleeping, as well as naming England players involved in a match-fixing scandal, something which led to his early retirement at the age of just 30. From there he became a loner, before he was arrested in 2008 for importing cocaine from the Caribbean and sentenced to 13 years in prison.
In Crazy, Lewis recounts his remarkable, redemptive story, firstly as a child arriving in England from Guyana with his parents, through to his burgeoning cricketing career, international recognition, his arrest and subsequent trial, his time in prison, and how he finally put his life back together.
You can buy your copy HERE for £9.07 (RRP £20.00) + free UK delivery
This giveaway comes courtesy of The History Press and ends at midnight on September 24th, when one winner will be picked at random.