Mark Nicholas and Robert Wainwright triumph at the Cross Sports Book Awards 2017

25th May 2017

Allen & Unwin sports titles A Beautiful Game (Mark Nicholas) and The Maverick Mountaineer (Robert Wainwright) were both announced as the winners in their categories at last night’s Cross Sports Book Awards 2017.

Mark Nicholas, one of cricket’s finest broadcasters won The Cricket Book of the Year in a category judged by Sky Sports Bob Willis, Paul Allot and Isa Guha for his memoir A Beautiful Game: My love affair with Cricket.

The Times Biography of the Year was handed to acclaimed biographer Robert Wainwright accounting the story of The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor – George Finch one of the twentieth century’s most eccentric anti-heroes.

Each of the nine winning titles is now put to an online public vote to determine the overall Cross Sports Book of the Year in association with The Times. The public vote is open until midnight on 9th June with the winner announced shortly after (click here to vote).