A Clear Blue Sky by Jonny Bairstow

By Jonny Bairstow

An emotionally wealthy, relocating and nuanced memoir from the Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper.

As a tender boy of 8, Jonny Bairstow was once dealt a merciless blow. His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow, the combative and extremely renowned wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his personal lifestyles on the age of forty-six.

David left at the back of Jonny, Jonny’s sister Becky and half-brother Andy, and his spouse Janet, who had lately been clinically determined with melanoma on the time of his demise. From those particularly difficult situations, Jonny and his relations strived to discover a fair keel and are available to phrases with the lack of their father and husband.

Jonny came upon his means via his commitment to game. He was once a talented and ordinary athlete, with power careers prior to him in rugby and soccer, yet he ultimately selected cricket and got here to construct a profession that in his father’s footsteps, ultimately achieving the top of the game and breaking the checklist for many try runs in a 12 months by way of a wicketkeeper.

Written with multiple-award-winning author Duncan Hamilton, this is often an important tale of overcome adversity and a memoir with far-reaching classes approximately choice and the desire to overcome.

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