The Secret Game: Tales of Scottish Cricket



A Scot once held the record for the highest individual score. A Scottish cricket club was once the best village team in Britain. Contrary to popular belief, Hadrian’s Wall does not mark the furthest extent of the cricketing world.

Join Jake Perry on a journey through the history of Caledonian cricket. Relive the days when cricket icons like WG Grace and Don Bradman played on Scottish wickets. Discover how home-grown talent like James Stewart Carrick and Leslie Balfour-Melville contributed to the world game. Uncover the Scottish roots of Archie Jackson and Douglas Jardine.

From Test superstars to village cricketers, The Secret Game explores the little-known cricket stories found north of the border.

Jake Perry is a cricket writer and podcaster specialising in the Scottish game. He has written for The ScotsmanAll Out Cricket and ESPNcricinfo and is a regular contributor to the websites of Cricket Scotland, Emerging Cricket and CRICKETher.

1 May 2020 - ISBN 9781999777463

Paperback - 216 x 138mm - 192 pages