Standing up for the poor David Sheppard for people of a certain age will be associated with cricket or as a leading bishop in the Church of England. In some cases their may well be people for whom Sheppard is remembered for both aspects of his life.Andrew Bradstock has achieved what might seem like an impossible task of bringing together in one volume both the cricket and Sheppard’s Christian faith and especially his ministry in Liverpool as Bishop, It is in this latter position that Sheppard was able to…
Well worth reading. A wonderfully written biography of David Sheppard.
Cricket and church Andrew Bradstock has managed to encompass all aspects of David Sheppard’s life and careers admirably well. I was too young to know him as a cricketer, but was fascinated to read of the way he was able to dip in and out of first class cricket (including tests) while pursuing what he saw as his true vocation. Although the author was given access to private papers, the resulting biography is not uncritical. The author identifies deficiencies in the way Sheppard cared for his new wife, stricken by…
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