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The Captains.

Author: Malcolm Knox
Publisher: Prahran : Hardie Grant Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Australia's first Test cricket captain Dave Gregory, through to the current captain Ricky Ponting, Malcolm Knox's new book tells the colourful story of how Australian cricket has evolved since it's earliest days, how the captain has influenced or stood apart from that evolution, and how the captaincy itself has changed over time. Covering the highs and lows of Australia's national game, The Captains chronicles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Knox, Malcolm.
Captains.
Prahran : Hardie Grant Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Knox
ISBN: 9781742735573 1742735576
OCLC Number: 763154260
Description: 1 online resource (637 pages)
Contents: Cover page; title page; copyright page; contents; introduction; 1: dave gregory's dream; 2: king billy; 3: the summer of farce; 4: the restless years; 5: murdoch redux; 6: black jack; 7: towards the golden age; 8: the coming men; 9: the golden age; 10: the dying of the light; 11: the end of player power; 12: out of the ashes; 13: the fall; 14: a batting paradise; 15: the woodfull era; 16: the buried idea; 17: bradman; 18: the second coming; 19: the invincibles; 20: a room with the light switched off; 21: the hour before dawn; 22: the new breed; 23: the rise of the hard men. 24: the first age of simpson25: storm and stress; 26: the assassination of lawry; 27: leading in the seventies; 28: towards the brink; 29: the split; 30: a bad marriage; 31: the hot potato; 32: south towards border; 33: captaincy as partnership; 34: conclusions: the current era; statistics; bibliography.

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From Australia's first Test cricket captain Dave Gregory, through to the current captain Ricky Ponting, Malcolm Knox's new book tells the colourful story of how Australian cricket has evolved since it's earliest days, how the captain has influenced or stood apart from that evolution, and how the captaincy itself has changed over time. Covering the highs and lows of Australia's national game, The Captains chronicles the personalities that have shaped and influenced the Australian team for over a century. From larrikins to quiet achievers to true gentlemen of the game; over the years the Austral.

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