‘wherever I go, all I hear is: “Tell us about the six sixes”.’
‘People should remember that Malcolm was a wonderful opening bowler...in many of his peers’ minds the best new ball bowler in county cricket’
‘Somehow one sensed that something extraordinary was going to happen when Sobers sauntered to the wicket.’
‘A thoughtful and sensitive cricketer’
Malcolm Nash achieved sporting immortality as the bowler hit for a world-record six sixes by the legendary batsman Garry Sobers at Swansea in 1968 but, as Malcolm himself notes, although this single over made his name well-known, it should not define his long and distinguished cricketing career.
A highly regarded bowler, Malcolm played over 600 matches for Glamorgan between 1966 and 1983, taking over 1,300 wickets, had an England trial and was unlucky not to receive international recognition.
In Not Only, But Also, his sporting memoir published fifty years after that historic day in Swansea, Malcolm not only looks back at the over at St. Helen’s but also explores and celebrates his wider achievements with ball and bat, painting an intriguing and nostalgic picture of county cricket, and the life of a county cricketer, in the 1960s and 1970s.
Described by his friend John Arlott as ‘a highly skilful manipulator of medium-pace seam bowling’, Malcolm’s story is of a cricketing life full of excitement and incident. It is a career remembered not only for that single over bowled to the best cricketer in the world, but also by much, much more.