Literary Series - Marcus Berkmann

Meeting the author of Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany

The Beaumont presents an evening with the author of Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany, for the second in its literary series, bringing together the world's best and brightest writers to read from their latest works.

Prior to each reading and discussion, guests are invited to enjoy a drinks reception with canapés in the Lotos Room, fittingly named after one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States.

Tuesday, 10 September at 6.30pm in The Lotos Room, at The Beaumont
Tickets: £29 (incl booking fee)
Includes a copy of Berkmann's Cricketing Miscellany

Testing Stuff

Within the pages of Berkmann's book are original and pithy character portraits of the game's great and not-so-good, and more revealing stories than Geoffrey Boycott could shake a stick of rhubarb at.

There's the only Test player ever to be executed for murder, the only first-class cricketer to die on the Titanic, the only bestselling author to catch fire while playing at Lord's and the England captain who smoked two million cigarettes in his lifetime.


Berkmann has spent more than 30 years sitting in front of television screens swearing at incompetent England batsmen. He has written columns on sport for Punch, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express; he is a regular contributor to Private Eye and was the Spectator's pop music critic for over 20 years. His books include Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket & Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer.