Australian Test Cricketers - Rick Smith new softcover book 2006
AUSTRALIAN TEST CRICKETERS
An A - Z profiling every cricketer
who's donned the Baggy Green
by RICK SMITH
Brand new softcover book, 352 pages, published by ABC
Books in December 2006. RRP .95.
This essential alphabetical, ready-reference features career summaries,
statistics, and photographs of every Australian Test cricketer, from 1877 to
Test cricket began in 1877, when an English professional touring team played
a combined New South Wales and Victorian team. Thanks to some superb batting and
bowling the colonials won by 45 runs, beginning a tradition of excellence which
continues to the present day. Since then, nearly 400 players have donned the
baggy green cap to represent Australias and Australian Test Cricketers is an
introduction to each and every one of them.
Cricket historian and former A grade player Rick Smith details Test cricket
most memorable moments from glorious triumphs and courageous comebacks to bitter
defeats in pages peppered with amusing anecdotes that bring the players to life.
While celebrating the brilliance of legendary batsmen, bowlers and fieldsmen,
including the likes of Bradman, Benaud, Ponting and Warne, Australian Test
Cricketers is also a testimony to the many lesser-known players who have played
their part in shaping Australian cricket.
A complete illustrated player reference with concise career summaries and
up-to-date statistics this lively and comprehensive guide provides a fascinating
snapshot of 130 years of Australian cricket, making it an essential record for
every cricket fan.
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