Sub titled: How the 1969-70 Victorians won the Sheffield Shield… it is the story of one fabulous domestic summer and the electrifying presence of an unheralded fast bowler with an action all of his own… (Froggie Thomson, see his memories below)
‘Bob’ was the legendary Bob Cowper, Victoria’s captain.
Released for the Golden Jubilee celebration luncheon of the 1969-70 Vic boys on October 25, it is an A5 softback and and has 84 pages. Among a dozen of the team to have signed the limited edition (of 307) are Test-men Graeme Watson, Les Joslin, Ken Eastwood and Alan ‘Froggie’ Thomson.
It is modelled on Against all Odds, the story of the 1966-67 Victorian Shield triumph, now out of print
Pictured above left is Norm Carlyon, the Victorian ‘keeper from 1969-70. The writing below is Alan Thomson’s. He was a senior schoolmaster