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My Story


England's record-breaking fast bowler reveals the truth behind his remarkable career. 

In his first book, James Anderson (or Jimmy, as everyone knows him) tells the story of his life in cricket. His career began at Burnley Cricket Club, where he discovered that he could bowl faster than the rest, before he moved on to Lancashire and then England. His early success made him England's golden boy, before a career-halting injury devastated Anderson. But then came a recent glorious return to form and Ashes triumphs, making this a tale of exuberance, determination and sheer force of character.

Jimmy Anderson speaks openly and forthrightly about those he has played with and against, the captains he has known, and outlines his thoughts on some of the biggest issues in the game today. It all makes for a compelling read.

Jimmy Anderson plays first-class cricket for Lancashire and, since bursting onto the scene in 2002-03, has represented England in over 128 Test matches and 194 One-Day Internationals. By the beginning of September 2017, he had taken 497 Test wickets - over 100 more than any other England bowler in history.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 11, 2013)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471128318