Edwin Martin is a journalist of high acclaim; having interviewed some top international sporting figures over the course of his career.
Today, MNI Alive Media, speaks with Edwin about his latest project recently published; a book about cricketing hero and legend, Jim Allen of the Caribbean island of Montserrat.
The book titled "Stranded Batsman" tells the story of Jim Allen - both the cricketer and the person outside of cricket.
In the synopsis about the book Stranded Batsman it illustrates that:
A mysterious illness almost claimed his life as an infant. He lost his father at 13. His best friend and teammate was murdered hours before an international match. Jim Allen, the country boy from the tiny island of Montserrat, played alongside cricket giants Viv Richards, Andy Roberts and Clive Lloyd. But he never achieved his ultimate dream of playing in a Test match for the vaunted West Indies team. After an eye injury stalled his career, he was denied the coveted role of coaching his national team. Instead, he was hired as a guard at Her Majesty’s Prison. Consumed by anger and bitterness, Jim descended into self-loathing and neglect. A story of Jim Allen’s hard hits and hard times.
Listen to a full interview here via MNI Alive Media, as MNI's Editor-in-Chief, Jeevan Robinson, speaks with journalist Edwin Martin about Jim Allen the Stranded Batsman:
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Buy the book online at www.amazon.com