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FREE EPUB ☆ MOBI Clear Blue Sky ô Ç JONNY BAIRSTOW Ï ➵ [Reading] ➷ Clear Blue Sky By Jonny Bairstow ➪ – Danpashley.co.uk WINNER OF THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEARAs a young boy of eight Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow the combative and WINNER OF THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEARAs a young boy of eight Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire took his own life at the age of forty sixDavid left behind Jonny Jonny’s sister Becky and half brother Andy and his wife Janet who had recently been diagnosed with cancer at the time of his death From these incredibly tough circumstances Jonny and his family strived to find an even keel and come to terms with the loss of their father and husbandJonny found his way through his dedication to sport He was a gifted and natural athlete with potential careers ahead of him in rugby and football but he eventually chose cricket and came to build a career that followed in his father’s footsteps eventually reaching the pinnacle of the sport and breaking the record for most Test runs in a year by a wicketkeeperWritten with multiple award winning writer Duncan Hamilton this is an incredible story of triumph over adversity and a memoir with far reaching lessons about determination and the will to overcome On the fifth of January 1998 Janet Bairstow together with her two children Jonathan and Becky returned home to find her husband had hanged himself Around this moment of traumatic experience hangs the story which Jonny Bairstow chooses to tell Nobody will ever know the full reasons why his father committed suicide but David Bairstow was a well known Yorkshire and England cricketer and Jonny was only eight when he returned home with his mother and sister that fateful evening Jonny was aware that his famous father had been bitterly disappointed when a fraught clash of Yorkshire personalities crudely sacked David from the captaincy and the clubSo sporting endeavour inescapable public gaze petty politics and profound human engagement are intertwined to produce a book which is adeptly written by Jonny Bairstow himself and the wordsmith Duncan Hamilton It is not one story and then another but the stories of a father and son both cricketing greats in very different eras of cricketing life We are moved from one to the other and back again in smooth transitions which give cricket games and scores the stage on which two lives are played outJonny Bairstow’s own career has had its ups and downs and he isn’t afraid of revealing those times when he feels like giving up the game But the descriptions of the hard hidden work of keeping fit and changing techniues in both batting and wicket keeping is intriguingIn short a cricket book to stand alongside E W Swanton’s A sort of Cricket Person or Mike Brierley’s The Art of Captaincy

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WINNER OF THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEARAs a young boy of eight Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire took his own life at the age of forty sixDavid left behind Jonny Jonny’s sister Becky and half brother Andy and his wife Janet who had recently been diagnosed with cancer at the time of his death From these incredibly tough circumstances Jonny and his family strived to find an even keel and come to terms with the loss of their father and husbandJonny found his way through his dedication to sport He was a gifted and natural athlete with potential careers ahead of him in rugby and football but he eventually chose cricket and came to build a career that followed in his father’s footsteps eventually reaching the pinnacle of the sport and breaking the record for most Test runs in a year by a wicketkeeperWritten with multiple award winning writer Duncan Hamilton this is an incredible story of triumph over adversity and a memoir with far reaching lessons about determination and the will to overcome For me a wonderful read Of course I am biased I belong to one of those generations of Yorkshiremen who knew loved and idolised David BairstowWhat makes this young man different from other sons of famous fathers Chris Broad Richard Hutton Sean Pollock or Dean Headley was that he chose to follow precisely in his father's footsteps taking not only the same role but also for the same team as his father in Headley's case he even played for a different country It does not surprise me because Jonny is clearly a chip off the old block and even if he was a mere 8 years old when his father died he had clearly still managed to absorb so much of his fatherUnusually for this type of book Jonny actually has a story to tell despite his young age Some of it is about his upbringing in difficult circumstances a lot of it is about the gigantic shadow cast by his late father but a significant part is about the love of his family most notably his sister Becky and his mother Janet a truly formidable woman whom I saluteI recall and I suspect I was far from alone in this my sense of pride when Jonny scored his maiden test century in South Africa and my immediate thought of Bluey would have been so proud Having read this book my reaction is pretty much the same not for the sportsman and his achievements but for the intelligent thoughtful young man Jonny Bairstow has clearly become Bluey would have been proud and Janet must be incredibly so too Somehow or other Jonny Bairstow appears to not only have come to terms with always being Bluey's son but also to live comfortably with it

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Clear Blue SkyWINNER OF THE WISDEN BOOK OF THE YEARAs a young boy of eight Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire took his own life at the age of forty sixDavid left behind Jonny Jonny’s sister Becky and half brother Andy and his wife Janet who had recently been diagnosed with cancer at the time of his death From these incredibly tough circumstances Jonny and his family strived to find an even keel and come to terms with the loss of their father and husbandJonny found his way through his dedication to sport He was a gifted and natural athlete with potential careers ahead of him in rugby and football but he eventually chose cricket and came to build a career that followed in his father’s footsteps eventually reaching the pinnacle of the sport and breaking the record for most Test runs in a year by a wicketkeeperWritten with multiple award winning writer Duncan Hamilton this is an incredible story of triumph over adversity and a memoir with far reaching lessons about determination and the will to overcome This is a simply outstanding book in part Jonny's autobiography and in part a moving tribute to his dad David As noted by another reviewer it stands head and shoulders above other cricket books and carries powerful messages about grief love determination and ambition The portrait of his father's career is simply astounding given that Jonny was not born until after David's professional career had ended I was at school with David Bairstow and grew up following Yorkshire cricket with all its trials tribulations and internal strife Jonny captures David's place in the story of Yorkshire cricket absolutely perfectly though he is perhaps insufficiently scathing about the 'men in suits' who unceremoniously kicked him out without appreciating that if ever there was a man who needed letting down gently it was David Bairstow at the end of his Yorkshire career