THERE ise no difficulty distinguishing Cricket in the Genes: George Bailey by Martin Rogers from the dozens of new Christmas titles this year. George Bailey is well known as the long-serving captain of Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes, who also led Australia in 57 short-form internationals.
This is the story of his cricketing family, going all the way back to his great-great-grandfather George Herbert Bailey who was on the first Australian tour of England in 1878. More than that, it’s a unique social history featuring an ancestral tree including churchmen, convicts, pioneering pastoralists, parliamentarians, military and seafaring men.
A 264 page hardback, with picture covers and 121 black and white illustrations, the book has been signed by modern-day George