Silence Of The Heart: Cricket Suicides

Silence Of The Heart: Cricket Suicides

David Frith


Cricket has an alarming suicide cost.

Among foreign gamers for England and several international locations it truly is a long way above the nationwide typical for all activities: and there were various cases at different degrees of the sport.

For thirty years, celebrated cricket writer David Frith has amassed facts in this unhappy topic. Silence of the Heart is his compelling account of over 100 cricketers - related to most sensible names from the previous hundred years - who've taken their very own lives, with a proof of things that ended in their untimely deaths.

Can the surprising expense of self-destruction between cricketers be decreased? Can those that run the sport do anything to save lots of its individuals from this dreadful destiny? those are one of the questions addressed inside of this catalogue of biographies. however the key query is whether or not cricket itself is accountable for its losses - or is this summer time online game draws humans of a melancholic and over-sensitive nature?

Stoddart, Shrewsbury, Gimblett, Bairstow, Trott, Iverson, Robertson-Glasgow, Barnes . . . There is still a feeling of disbelief that those high-profile cricketers killed themselves. and plenty of extra instances are tested during this amazing publication, which comes filled with element, isn't with out humour, and needs to rank one of the so much intricately researched volumes in cricket's huge library.

With a foreword via former England captain Mike Brearley, now a psychotherapist, Silence of the Heart is a startling investigative narrative protecting the phenomenon of cricket's unduly excessive point of suicide.

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