Rogers, Martin – George Bailey cricket in the genes (coming soon)


Expected late September-early October


THERE will be 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.

Cricket in the Genes: George Bailey, 264 pages, hardback, with 121 black and white illustrations

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