The Penguin History Of Australian Cricket

The Penguin History Of Australian Cricket by Chris Harte


ISBN
9780670041336
Published
Released
01 / 10 / 2004
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
848

A lively and factual account of the history of Australian cricket from the beginnings in the early 19th century up to the present including the successes under the captaincy of Border, Taylor and Waugh. Includes an introduction by Richie Benaud.

Victor Trumper, Sir Donald Bradman, Neil Harvey, Dennis Lillee, Greg Chappell, Rodney Marsh, Alan Border, Steve Waugh, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath - over the years, Australia has produced a steady stream of outstanding cricketers and now, with their third World Cup victory in 2003, they are the undisputed leaders of world cricket.

When Chris Harte first embarked on 'The Penguin History Of Australia Cricket' in the late 1980s, he was looking to bring to light not just the great players and great matches of the past but also the politics and intrigue that shaped the development of the country's number one sport behind the scenes.

Harte had great material to draw on. From the early days of colonialism with a bat and ball, through the 1924-25 English touring party's hidden connections with British fascism, to the 'Bodyline Series' and Australian cricket's current ascendancy, 'The Penguin History Of Australian Cricket' digs deep beneath the surface of the sport to present a uniquely fascinating account of how the men from Down Under achieved world domination.
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