TOM SMITH – BOULDER ROLLING
The contrast between Tom Smith's 2014 and 2015 seasons could not have been starker. In 2014 the all-rounder enjoyed the best personal season of his career to gain England Lions recognition and then dominate Lancashire's end of season awards. Tom's 2015 started well when he was named Lancashire Captain for the new season and it was a proud moment when he led the team out at Derby to start the new season. And then it all went horribly wrong.
Injuries never arrive at a good time in a player's career, but to be side-lined after leading your team for one match was particularly cruel. Tom's response was to fight back hard, but it took him to the limit-and beyond. During his rehabilitation, Tom kept a diary throughout 2015 to help him chart his progress. As a result Boulder Rolling is an extremely honest and, at times, eye-opening account of what it is really like for a professional sportsman to be out of action with a serious injury.