Farokh - The Cricketing Cavalier

The Authorised Biography of former India and Lancashire wicketkeeper/batsman Farokh Engineer

John Arlott, one of cricket's most revered commentators said of Farokh Engineer: "He finds both cricket and life fun; he laughs easily and his jokes are often very funny but he can be grave. His appeals are as loud as anyone's yet off the field he is quietly spoken. As a batsman or wicketkeeper he is aggressive, yet he is a man of consideration and courtesy. There has always been a quality of generosity about his cricket and his way of life."

In this new book 'Farokh, The Cricketing Cavalier' Colin Evans, former cricket writer for the Manchester Evening News, looks back at Engineer's career, recalling many magical moments with Lancashire and India though the 1960s and 1970s.

"John Arlott summed up Farokh so well," says Evans. "I watched many of his performances for Lancashire from 1968 to 1976 and he had the ability to lighten up the gloomiest Manchester day, whether on the pitch or off it. Nowadays, 40 years after his retirement from the game, he is still warmly welcomed all over the world as an ambassador for cricket."

Praise for 'Farokh':

  • 'A brilliant read' Former playing colleague, Lancashire & England batsman David Lloyd
  • 'Evans has done a great job'. Renowned journalist and author Mihir Bose

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    BOOK DETAILS
    Published in November 2017.
    Softback Cover with a painting of Farokh by renowned artist Christina Pierce.
    208 pages plus 32 pages of photographs.
    All orders will receive copies signed by Farokh Engineer.
    Dedication — if you would like Farokh to include a dedication in the front of the book, please read the details below when purchasing.

    PRICE
    **SPECIAL XMAS OFFER!**
    Price reduced to £7.00 inc. postage (UK postal addresses* only) if bought before 24th December 2018.

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    LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
    Limited edition prints of the painting used on the book cover by Christina Pierce signed by both Christina & Farokh are available:-

    Limited edition of 50-A4 size: £7.50 each -post free (UK addresses).

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