South-Africa-2018

Reviewing Cricket’s Outlaws

KEN PIESSE reviews Cricket’s Outlaws, inside Kerry Packer’s World Series Revolution
This week, 40 years ago, World Series Cricket began with a whimper at Linton Street, Moorabbin, a boggy suburban football venue best known for the Doc, big Carl and Allan Jeans. The cream of Australia’s best cricketers practised on a set of sub-standard practice wickets out the back in the car park before playing an initial two day trial game in front of ever-so modest mid-week crowds.
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A Book for the Ages

REVIEWING: Feeling is the thing that happens in 1000th of a second: a season of cricket photographer Patrick Eagar by Christian Ryan (Riverrun/Hachette, London, 2017)… for all its delightful myriads and laneways of opinion, cricket still has its indisputables. Best batsman? Bradman. Best bowler? Warne. Best broadcaster? Arlott. Best writer? Cardus.

And the most outstanding cricket photographer? Patrick Eagar, with daylight second.

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