Skipper Marshall is a bestseller

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Cricket is an all-year-round job for Eastbourne third team captain Ian Marshall.

During the season Marshall organises and motivates his team for East Sussex League division four action.

But throughout the year Marshall writes and edits the long established Playfair Cricket Annual.

The annual is a compact guide published each April, just before the English cricket season.

Its has been published every year since 1948 and its main purposes are to review the previous English season and to provide detailed career records and biographies of current players.

Marshall, who is Head of Sport for Simon & Schuster Publishers, took over the role in 2010 from Bill Frindall. The 2013 edition is currently number three in the nonfiction best sellers charts.

Marshall said, “The guide is a great project to be involved in and it’s great to know its so well read and respected by the readers.”

Playfair Cricket Annual 2013 is published by Headline, price £7.99, and is available from Waterstone’s, W.H.Smith and all good bookstores.