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08.04.09 | Katie Allen
Duncan Hamilton, former deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post, has won the Wisden Book of the Year 2009 for his book Sweet Summers: The Classic Cricket Writing of J M Kilburn (Great Northern Books).
Sweet Summers brings together a collection of the writings of J M Kilburn, who was born in Sheffield in 1909 and was the Yorkshire Post cricket reporter for 42 years until his retirement in 1976. The introduction is by Geoffrey Boycott.
Hamilton previously won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2007 and Best Football Book at the British Sports Book Awards in 2008 for his memoir of Brian Clough, Provided You Don’t Kiss Me (HarperPerennial). Duncan Hamilton said, "This accolade from Wisden is the icing on the cake. I’d love to think that Sweet Summers would encourage people to go out and discover Kilburn’s earlier books."