Collector’s love upgrading books. The Rare Book Fair in Melbourne tonight showcased a kaleidoscope of goodies, including a signed edition of Alan Davidson’s Cricket Book, which I had first been presented with on my 12th birthday by my Beaumaris school mate Mark Stone. Alan Davidson has autographed this one, , saying how ‘cricket is a […]
David Frith has provided this review for my new book ‘On Ya Warnie’ <p> Shane Warne was the cricketer of his time, a showman, a spin bowling genius, a modest and essentially good man with all faults regularly and unashamedly displayed. He became a folk hero, and not only in Australia, with close to a […]
My 65th and latest cricket book is a quirky ABC of Australian Cricket, being published in October by Echo/Bonnier Books. My Australia-wide cricket miscellany of fun, facts, oddities and anecdote includes a foreword by Scott Boland, who ended the Christmas Test early with a remarkable spell of six for 7.
A teenage Shane Warne was making his debut with the Victorian second XI at Melbourne’s Albert Ground. Lunch was called and instead of walking off with his teammates, he agreed to my request to have his photograph taken close up by our Sunday Press photographer.