Mike Harfield used to work for a large multi-national company (think Tony Curtis talking to Marilyn Monroe on the beach in Some Like it Hot). He was made redundant in the early 1990s. After a while, the company thought that it had made a mistake and so asked him back. A few years later they realised that actually it hadn't been a mistake, and made him redundant again. For this last act he was, and continues to be, eternally grateful. It enabled him to watch virtually every ball of the 2005 Ashes series and write Not Dark Yet. Every cloud has a silver lining, except of course when it brings rain to prevent an England victory. During the summer he plays cricket for the Ash Tree CC at Prestbury in Cheshire. His first book, Not Dark Yet, was published in 2008.
Well worth reading. It is amusing, yet also thought provoking. Cricketweb.net The most balanced analysis I have ever read of the Greg/Trevor Chappell "underarm incident". Cricketweb.net Well worth dipping in to. Wilts Glos Standard Harfield is a new name to me but one that in future I shall seek out. John Light The author's little snippets of information ... make for interesting reading. Cricketweb.net You do not need to be a cricket buff to appreciate the humour in its pages. Barry Hook Mike's new cricket tales are a tour de force Macclesfield Express I found it an enjoyable read. The book has much to commend it, with rich anecdotes and amusing observations. Peakfan's Cricket Blog