Subtitled: Cricket Heroes Who also Fought for Australia in Battle
‘Pressure is having a Messerschmitt up your arse.’ – Keith Miller, when asked if he felt under pressure while captaining the NSW cricket team.
Numerous heroes of Australian cricket have also proved themselves on the battlefield, from Gallipoli to Vietnam and beyond. Among them are some of Australia’s most illustrious cricketing names: Donald Bradman, Keith Miller, Keith Carmody, Jack Fingleton and, in more recent years, Doug Walters. In this sport/history page-turner, award winning Greg Growden tells their extraordinary stories of bravery, hardship, courage and human endeavour.