A funeral director from Tyneside has written a cricket-based story aimed at primary school children and young teenagers.
Chris May of Whiteleas, the manager of the South Shields Co-operative Funeralcare branch, was inspired to write A Cricketing Dream after seeing his 10-year-old son’s enthusiasm for a book he was reading at school.
As the secretary of South Shields Cricket Club and the captain of its Academy team, cricket was the obvious choice for the basis of Chris’s novel.
“Once I had the idea, it soon took off and before I knew it, just over three months later, I had written the book,” said Chris.
“The fictional tale follows the life of 13-year-old Matthew Temple, who loves cricket but has very low self-esteem.”
The book is available online from Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith.