My new book, ‘The Greatest Season’ chronicles Warwickshire CCC’s historic 1994 season.
Has any county cricket club come close to the success of Warwickshire in the summer of 1994? Boosted by the late signing of Brian Lara, inspired by the maverick captain Dermot Reeve, fine-tuned by the ground-breaking coach Bob Woolmer, the little-fancied Bears won three trophies and were runners-up in the fourth. Patrick Murphy, working for the BBC in the Midlands, saw much of the action that summer, and in ‘The Greatest Season’ he tells the extraordinary story, drawing on the testimony not only of the team and the backroom staff but of many of their outwitted opponents. Though the tale has its moments of conflict and sadness, ‘The Greatest Season’ is above all a celebratory book, enhanced by previously unseen images from photographer Graham Morris.
You can buy the book on Amazon