Cricket's Colosseum: 125 Years Of Test Cricket At The MCG

Cricket's Colosseum: 125 Years Of Test Cricket At The MCG by Ken Piesse

Ken Piesse
01 / 06 / 2006
182 x 252 x 28mm

Cricket is Australia's unrivalled national game and the Melbourne Cricket Ground a heartland for cricket lovers.

From the first, most-feted stars like WG Grace and Prince Ranjitsinhji, through to Golden Age hero Victor Trumper and the immortal Don Bradman, the world's finest cricketers have been awed by the sheer size and presence of the ground and the atmosphere it generates.

Host to 95 Test matches including the epic Centenary Test in 1977, the MCG houses the Australian cricket Hall of Fame and is a second-home to thousands of Melburnians and a mecca for interstate and overseas visitors each Christmas.

This first official Test history, issued as part of the club's 150th year celebrations tracks the first 95 Tests and underlines the defining importance of the ground to the history of the game in Australia.

Cricket author, commentator and club member Ken Piesse has conducted more than 100 major interviews with cricketers from around the world, including many with the ground's most famous cricketing sons including Bill Ponsford, Keith Miller, Neil Harvey and Dennis Lillee.

The memories of past and present greats give this book a vitality and freshness which will delight cricket fans of all ages. The illustrations include many never before published or little known pictures direct from club archives. There is also an invaluable statistics section by Ken Williams.
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