Jackers: A Life in Cricket is the autobiography of former Surrey and England cricketer Robin Jackman - now a highly-regarded international cricket commentator, working on South African television. His life in cricket makes for a fascinating story as Jackman has encountered virtually all the cricketing greats of the modern era - many of whom he played with or against. Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Mike Procter are just three of the star names who feature in the book. His first-class career spanned 17 years, during which time he took more than 1,800 wickets, being named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1981. Jackman's international debut came late, at 35, when his controversial deportation from Guyana set the whole series in jeopardy. Now admired for his expert analysis, his deep knowledge of the game and his sense of humour, all these qualities shine through in Jackman's highly entertaining autobiography.
Robin Jackman wrote his autobiography with Colin Bryden, twice named South Africa's Sports Journalist of the Year. In a career spanning more than 45 years, Bryden has reported on more than 100 Test matches and countless ODIs, including five World Cups, as well as major rugby and football internationals, British Open golf and Olympic Games.