Trophies and Tribulations: Forty Years of Kent Cricket is the first general book about the county’s fortunes for almost quarter of a century and the first ever to be based around players view of events. Although, superficially, Trophies and Tribulations is about the recent history of one team, it is an anecdotal mirror to the grumbles, tensions, vanities, eccentricities and trivia which make up the life of any county side. It is also the story of a team who were the dominant force in the land from 1967 to 1978, inspired by some of Englands post-war greats: Colin Cowdrey, Alan Knott and Derek Underwood. For the past 30 years, cowed by comparisons with the past, Kent have repeatedly fumbled and fallen at the final hurdle. Behind the scenes, arrogant committees and the shadowy Band of Brothers have often called the shots.