It is the final Test match of The Ashes. A nation expects, and the rest of the cricketing world is watching. Stand-in England captain, James McCall, tries to get his exhausted team across the finish line. Along the way, his story becomes one of fatherhood, friendship and trusting yourself when no one else will. ‘The Test’ is Nathan Leamon’s love letter to Test cricket and a novel that captures the feel and flavour of professional sport from the inside – the good, the bad and the simply surreal.