Christmas in Rarotonga is a refreshingly positive reflection of a professional cricket career that began in Derbyshire and spans two decades. It tells of the characters both friend and foe who have filled a career. It is the story of one of New Zealand sport’s truly unsung personalities whose modesty and selflessness have made him a favourite the world over.
Fighting for survival on a dry dusty day in Bombay, the test match and the series slipping away, the spectre of defeat looms. With the burden of responsibility hanging over the captain, his thoughts wander to a deserted tropical island, a sandy beach, a cool cocktail and a respite from the Indian onslaught. Two hours later the tide has turned, the test is going New Zealand’s way … victory is in sight.
When victory is achieved and celebration is under way, the island paradise is soon forgotten.
For the New Zealand captain, John Wright, New Zealand’s highest scoring test batsman, the time to forgo the dressing rooms of world cricket is near. A Christmas holiday in Rarotonga is not very far away.
Christmas in Rarotonga, the autobiography of John Wright, retells honestly and humorously the many experiences of a lifetime in cricket. He is very much a cricketer’s cricketer with the ability to articulate his many anecdotes in a delightfully colourful manner.
Soft cover, 256 pages. In excellent preloved condition.