Peter Aspinall is a former full-time professional newspaper journalist who has just completed his first novel, 'The Tour.'
The book - although based on a cricket tour - is not a sports book, in fact, no knowledge of any sporting discipline is required no matter what shape the ball.
Rather it is festooned with humour, jolly banter and adventure, a comedy romp which is very much character-driven as a colourful band of troubadors from the north of the country embark on a rollicking sojourn south of the border.
Set in 1981- the same year as the famous 'Botham' Ashes Test - the hardy band encounters travails, tribulations and trouble.
Although humour and warm wit are its mainstays, the work is underscored by a sobering moral thread running throughout, one which skewers several of the main characters on to the horns of same painful dilemmas indeed, changing lives and attitudes for ever.
Yet the work is warm and welcoming, woven from the broad tapestry of the English language.
It contains no sex, no violence, no bad language...and not a lot of cricket.