In the old days of Ashes tours when ambassadorial duties demanded the packing of dinner suits and a supply of quality dress shirts, it was felt Bert Ironmonger lacked the necessary social graces to successfully represent his country overseas. He mowed lawns for a living. He’d lost half his forefinger in a farming accident as […]
Dainty, the story of Bert Ironmonger by the awardwinning Max Bonnell is currently also in production… via my publishing arm cricketbooks.com.au Dainty is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man: a council gardener who, despite a terrible childhood injury to his hand, emerged from a remote farm in Queensland to become, at the age of […]
It was a runs record even Don Bradman could not match: the highest first-class batting average of all, 207. Sydney’s Norman Callaway played only once for New South Wales, scoring a double century in his only innings. A year later, aged 21, he lost his life during World War One.