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Ian Martin

Ian Martin is married with two children and lives in North East Wales. He is a Royal Navy veteran having served on HMS Ark Royal and HMS London during the first Gulf War. He was diagnosed with a neuro-muscular condition in 1994 and medically discharged from the Navy. For the last 20 years he has played a leading role in developing the sport of cricket for people with disabilities, becoming the England and Wales Cricket Board’s first full-time Disability Manager in 2007. He has led 17 overseas cricket tours and overseen the growth in participation of disabled people in cricket to over 70,000 people. He is a Trustee of the Lord’s Taverners and The Neuro-Muscular Centre in Winsford, Cheshire. Ian is a member of The Marylebone Cricket Club and is a season ticket holder at Everton Football Club.

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How Cricket Saved My Life

An honest, often sad but humorous account of life inside a body that no longer does as it is told!Ian Martin was a sports-loving youngster. When he realised he was more enthusiastic than talented enough to make a career out of playing sport he left home and joined the Royal Navy. This book tells the...

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