ASHLEY MALLETT on the makings of The Last Invincible, the biography of his hero Neil Harvey… out soon

December 22, 1954, will always be special for me. My grandfather took me to the Sydney Cricket Ground to watch the final day of the second Ashes Test.

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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…]