Jenkins, David – Man for all seasons, Eric Freeman’s story


Limited edition soft back, issued in 2015…. as new


The very week of his return from the 1968 Ashes tour, Eric Freeman was selected for a SANFL Footy Grand Final team…. the story of one of South Australia’s ultimate all-round sportsmen, who played 11 Tests for Australia in the late ’60s; the foreword is by his ex-Test captain and fellow Adelaide legend Ian Chappell. Softback. New

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1 review for Jenkins, David – Man for all seasons, Eric Freeman’s story

  1. Ken

    Ian Chappell’s foreword to Eric Freeman’s biography: ‘Man for All Seasons’ is a gem, talking of Eric’s amazing all-round skill and desire both as a football and a cricketer. A favourite story concerned a Shield game against NSW in 1970-71. Freeman took five wickets in the first innings only to injure a hammy. He told Chappell he could bowl only a few overs with the new ball off a short run in the second dig… but only if he really needed him…. Chappell did and having got the first breakthrough, NSW was coasting at 1-86 when Chappell asked him again if he could bowl? ‘Yes’ said Freeman. He finished with 8-64 and every over got faster and faster according to his grateful skipper. ‘By his last couple of overs Eric was operating at full pace (despite his hammy)… it was an amazing triumph of skill, strength and optimism and a wonderful advertisement for the boosting qualities of adrenaline.’

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