175 Not Out! by Nigel Jepson was launched at Ramsbottom Cricket Club on Sunday May 29th 2022.
The Club was founded in 1845 and few other cricket grounds have the same iconic atmosphere as ‘Acre Bottom’ with its splendid green-and-cream striped pavilion, built back in 1904. Within its hallowed portals, the Club’s own Long Room, where the launch was held, is much like the one at Lords’. The book draws on the club’s archive base with its fascinating range of memorabilia.
The launch was very successful and attracted a good number of local cricket enthusiasts. Over 100 copies of the book were sold on launch day and many more have been sold subsequently.
175 Not Out! follows Come on You Rams, also by Nigel Jepson, published by YouCaxton Publications in Dec 2020, which tells the story of Ramsbottom Football Club.