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The History of Australian Cricket

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Colonial Days; Intercolonial visits; Early Tours; The Game Develops; Overseas; Ashes to Ashes; Disagreements; Revival with Lord Sheffield; The Australasian Cricket Council; The Decline of Player Power; Triangular Troubles; War and the AIF; Armstrong and 1921; Sport and Politics; The Changing of the Guard; The Bradman Factor; Bodyline: Causes and Effects, 1932-34; A Feast of Runs and Crowds; 'No-one remembers us now'; Resumption; Bradman and after, 1948-51; Board Matters; The 1950s - Cricket in the Doldrums; Cricket in Controversy; The Benaud Years; Educating the Board; Sponsorship and the World XI; Disciplinary Problems; Test Match Pay; WSC v. the Board; The Rapprochement; Politicking; Official and Unofficial; The Crowds Decline; The Nervous Nineties; The Fifth World Cup; That Ball - The End of the Border Years; The Taylor Era; Waugh Time; The Eighth World Cup & Waugh's End; Ponting's Apprenticeship; Ponting's Ascendancy; Records; Index.

About the Author

Chris Harte spent 16 years living and working in Australia, where he achieved a celebrated reputation as a cricket journalist and commentator, an historical researcher and editor and an author. Bernard Whimpress is a cricket historian and the curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum.

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