Start the Car by David Lloyd

Start the Car

By David Lloyd

  • Release Date: 2010-05-27
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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Description

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of "Bumble", the legendary SkySports cricket commentator who's one ball short of an over and delivers madcap moments galore in this ebullient, endearing and hilarious book.

David "Bumble" Lloyd is a legend in our living rooms, a genuine "good bloke" all cricket fans feel they know inside out because of his infectious, larger-than-life personality and that distinctive Lancashire burr.

Bumble has become the one constant for passionate English fans in cricket's rapidly changing landscape. He has earned cult status as a commentator and pundit, with viewers loving his unerring dedication to the game's great fables.

The World According to Bumble: Start the Car revels in the quirkier and humorous side of cricket, while offering behind-the-scenes action of Lloyd's years spent following cricket around the globe, from Accrington to Lahore.

Bumble waxes lyrical on everything from the genius of Shane Warne to the merits of a Lancashire hotpot … and the delights of finishing the day with a couple of pints and a curry.

Enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the SkySports team - including former England captains Sir Ian Botham, Michael Atherton, Nasser Hussain and David Gower - and laugh out loud at the stories and anecdotes which have forged Bumble's character.

Whether he is holding up play to retrieve lost balls from the top of sight-screens, or enacting mock pitch reports from car parks, Bumble is capable of stealing the limelight at all times.

About the author

David Lloyd, aka "Bumble", is a former Lancashire and England cricketer who also coached both sides. He first came to prominence on the iconic Test Match Special radio show before becoming a leading member of the SkySports cricket commentary team, and the face of their Twenty20 coverage. He writes a fortnightly column for the Daily Mail, a blog on the SkySports website, and appears regularly on Cricinfo's cricket podcast. Bumble is a massively popular after-dinner speaker and has also been a star turn in Countdown's Dictionary Corner.

Reviews

  • Start the car

    5
    By burnleywhite
    Great book,enjoyed every page. Fantastic stories from one of the best thank you bumble
  • Laugh out loud funny

    4
    By NorfolkApple2
    First I have to declare an interest. I'm from Lancashire so have a natural affinity for Lloydy who I watched during all of his playing career. I love his positive attitude to everything - and his just be yourself philosophy. This book is written pretty much as Bumble talks so when reading it I could hear his rich east Lancashire accent. Parts of it are just hilarious though his unwillingness to acknowledge any faults in any of his fellow Sky commentators is mildly disappointing. Overall however there is enough great material here to keep any cricket fan entertained for a couple of nights enjoyable reading.
  • Robert

    2
    By Aorshark
    I'm a big cricket fan, and was disappointed that there wasn't enough about the game. I really wanted to hear about Zimbabwe tour and the political issues when bumble was team manager, he appears to have been gagged! The stories about his mates and pastimes are boring I still think Lloyd is a great cricket commentator though....

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