The 2015 Cross British Sports Book Award awards took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 3rd June, hosted by Jonathan Agnew. Although there isn’t a category for best sports analytics book (maybe one day!), I’m sure you all like a good sports book. And some of the judging by previous winners, the judges know what they are doing.
- 2012 Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Hampson – Paul Kimmage (Simon & Schuster)
- 2013 Bobby’s Open – Steven Reid (Corinthian)
- 2014 THE NOWHERE MEN: The Unknown Story of Football’s True Talent Spotters – Michael Calvin, (Century)
So here are the winners (and losers) from 2015.
Autobiography of the Year
Gareth Thomas had it all. He was a national hero, a sporting icon, captain of Wales and the British Lions. But this is the story of a man with a secret that was slowly killing him.
Biography of the Year
The definitive biography of England’s greatest footballer, and World Cup winning captain by one of the country’s most-respected football writers. Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football…
- Scream: The Tyson Tapes by Jonathan Rendall
- One Day As A Tiger by John Porter
- Alone: The Triumph And Tragedy Of John Curry by Bill Jones
- Chase Your Shadow by John Carlin
- Shadows On The Road by Michael Barry
Football Book of the Year
The story of the immense struggle to qualify for the 2014 Brazilian World Cup, Thirty-One Nil roams from American Samoa to Zambia in a remarkable and insightful journey that gets under the skin of world football.
- The Boy In Brazil by Seth Burkett
- The Life And Times Of Herbert Chapman by Patrick Barclay
- Fergie Rises by Michael Grant
- In Search Of Duncan Ferguson by Alan Pattullo
- Bobby Moore: The Man In Full by Matt Dickinson
- I Don’t Know What It Is But I Love It by Tony Evans
There is a host of other categories with some great books – you can check out the full list here;