Shane’s first words after the introductions were: ‘Is there an ashtray handy?’ Australia’s budding leg spin champion was overweight and lacking discipline, says JACK POTTER

The third year of my contract as head coach at the Cricket Academy was momentous. National selector Jim Higgs rang and asked if we could fit in another young player from Melbourne. Higgs told me that the lad was a promising leg-break bowler but was overweight and had a problem with discipline. He’d also miss the start of the Academy year as he was in the UK. [Read More…]

A memoir by Dennis Amiss

Not Out at Close of Play, a life in cricket, Dennis Amiss

A review by Ken Piesse

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November 30 1974: As Brian Luckhurst and Dennis Amiss are walking out to open England’s innings, they spy the length of Dennis Lillee’s run-up.

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