It is the school story genre this is one of the best. It is a light, humorous book. The first half of the story, found in Mike at Wrykyn, introduces Michael 'Mike' Jackson. Mike is the youngest son of a renowned cricketing family. Mike's eldest brother Joe is a successful first-class player, while another brother, Bob, is on the verge of his school team. When Mike arrives at Wrykyn himself, his cricketing talent and love of adventure bring him success and trouble in equal measure.