Hart pens his cricketing adventures in new book

Phil Hart is releasing a book detailing his cricketing adventures. Picture: Richard Ponter
Phil Hart is releasing a book detailing his cricketing adventures. Picture: Richard Ponter

Scarborough Cricket Club stalwart Phil Hart has released a book detailing his dramatic career in the game.

Hart’s book, titled Tickets To Ride, pens his career in the game, which took him from playing for Seamer aged 11 to signing for Yorkshire’s first team aged 34, via turning out at Lord’s for Scarborough.

The book also chronicles Hart’s experience of military action all over the world.

Hart, who was a wily left-arm spinner, played for Scarborough from 1971 before signing for Yorkshire during a troubled period for the club in 1981, making three appearances for the county after his debut against Surrey at Harrogate on June 2 1981.

Hart also took 10 wickets in one game for Yorkshire’s 2nd XI in a game against Kent.

After retiring from playing action, Hart coached at Scarborough CC until around a decade ago, passing on his knowledge of the sport to hundreds of the area’s young cricketing prospects.

The book is available from the Peasholm Railway Shop and will be on sale at the cricket ground at North Marine Road shortly, priced £9.99.