Sporting Chapters: David Gower on England, presenting and travel
David Gower talks about his new book plus England, Gooch and the infamous 'Tiger Moth affair'...
Last Updated: 17/09/13 11:17am
Now enjoying a career in sports broadcasting as Sky Cricket's international presenter, the 56-year-old spoke to Sporting Chapters about his life and times on and off the pitch, as detailed in his new autobiography 'An Endangered Species'.
Click on the video above to watch the full interview, including:
EARLY DAYS: how it dawned on him after playing a season of second XI cricket for Leicestershire while still at school that he might have what it takes to turn professional
UP AND RUNNING: the challenges he faced attempting to turn himself from a gifted amateur into a gifted pro under the captaincy of Ray Illingworth at Grace Road
THE ART OF BATTING: his Test debut and how thereafter he coped with the pressures of bedding into the England team and dealt with dips in form
GOOCH FALL-OUT: the different stages of his relationship with Graham Gooch after the Essex batsman brought in an 'extra professionalism' in his reign as England skipper
THE TIGER-MOTH AFFAIR: how "a bit of fun" on tour in Australia ended up costing him a £1,000 fine and led to a serious dip in form, both during the Ashes and the following domestic season
PRESENTING PROWESS: his experiences working with an eclectic group of former players as part of Sky Cricket's commentary team, allowing him to indulge his love of cricket, travel and wildlife
To find out more about David's new book - including his passion for conservation - click here.