Derbyshire County Cricket Club has had its share of big names and fascinating stories down the years. In Their Own Words recounts the county's history, ever since the Second World War, through the eyes and words of the men who helped create it. Beginning with the county's legendary 98-year-old former groundsman Walter Goodyear, the book is made up of a number of interviews with personalities from every decade since the end of the war. Key characters from across the spectrum of cricket in Derbyshire each give their personal take on team-mates and opponents, trophy successes, fall-outs and life on the cricket circuit. County legends, including Edwin Smith, Harold Rhodes, Brian Jackson, Bob Taylor, Peter Gibbs, Geoff Miller, Wayne Madsen, Graeme Welch and many more talk about their lives and careers inside and outside the game including an array of fascinating anecdotes to make this a club history with a difference.
Steve Dolman is the author of the award-winning and successful Peakfan Blog on Derbyshire cricket. He wrote a sell-out biography of former county spin bowler Edwin Smith in 2015 and is a popular public and after-dinner speaker. He has been a fan of Derbyshire County Cricket Club since 1967 and lives in a quiet, semi-rural village near Glasgow with his wife and two children.