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Following the recent launch of Mike Brearley’s highly acclaimed new book ‘On Form’, thanks to Little Brown Publishing and the author himself, we’re giving our fans the chance to win a signed copy of the book for a limited time only.

As a captain and leader of men, Brearley was one of the best, a complete natural, and his best-selling book, The Art of Captaincy, published in 1985, explored the many challenges that any cricket captain must overcome to achieve success in the game.

His latest release, On Form, which has been longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, is both perceptive and engaging, is an exploration of the benefits and risks of being on form and can help us reflect on the range of conditions that block or liberate us.

Drawing on his own experiences, both on and off the field, Brearley describes various states of mind, from the conscious determination involved in training and practice through to that almost spiritual state of being 'inspired'. To achieve any level of form requires us to be able to hold different tensions in mind, and to tolerate both ambivalence and ambiguity. Neither form nor creativity can be guaranteed - Brearley illustrates in depth the ways we frequently lose form - through understanding. In a full sense, enables us to make drastic loss of form less likely.

Brearley, a true Middlesex legend, led his county side to four County Championship titles between 1971-1982 and he has continued to influence off the field since retiring. Today, Mike Brearley works as a psychoanalyst, and has written for both the Times and the Observer on the psychology of sport.

How to enter?

Please send an e-mail with your name and address to [email protected] and we’ll draw a winner randomly from all entries received.

Please ensure that the subject of the email is ‘On Form’

The competition closes at 12pm on 24th December

Good Luck with your competition entry.

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