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FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY (Melbourne  Cricket Club Players Who Have Represented Australia ) (Includes affixed Errata sticker)
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FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY (Melbourne Cricket Club Players Who Have Represented Australia ) (Includes affixed Errata sticker)

By Williams, Ken

East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: MCC Library, Melbourne Cricket Ground , 2000. 81pp. Each player biography is accompanied by a small b/white halftone portrait illustration. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper obliquely creased on upper foredge corner of front wrap, else minor edgewear. An affixed errata sticker on colophone page, else textblock unmarked. This book consists of short biographies on each player who had played cricket for the Melbourne Cricket Club and also selected to represent Australia at Test Cricket level . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword. Biographies. Appendices. Index. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

THOMMO
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THOMMO

By Frith, David and Thomson, Jeff

London and Sydney: Angus and Robertson Publishers , 1980. 120pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. White title over firm spine. Plain green boards have a small, blind indentation on rear board, else undamaged. Green tinted endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with the aforementioned blind indentation on rear panel. 'Thommo' is the story of Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson - arguably the world's fastest ever. Instilling fear in opposing batsmen, and anguish with cricket officialdom with his rebellious nature, this book makes interesting and entertaining reading . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Dennis Lillee), Introduction, 12 chapters, Jeff Thomson in Figures, Index. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

PASSING TESTS
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PASSING TESTS

By Chappell, Ian

Coromandel Valley, South Australia : Lynton Publications, 1973. 191pp., b/white, candid and action illustrated halftone plates throughout. Book clean, spine firm but noticeably canted, and lightly bumped. Action-illustrated boards bumped on upper foredge corners, else boards very good. Text-block clean and unmarked. Australian test cricket captain Ian Chappell reviews the Test series: Pakistan in Australia 1972/73, and Australia in the West Indies 1973. Book weight approx. 390g.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.92

KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story  (Signed Copy)
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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)

By Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: BAS Publishing, 2004. 208pp., three unpaginated, candidly-illustrated colour-plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (author in action) card wrapper bumped and softly creased on upper foredge corners. Signed by author (Darren Berry) on half-title page (using a felt pen), else textblock mildly bumped on upper foredge corner, leaves unmarked. Long-term Victorian wicket keeper Darren Berry relates his time at the highest level of his sport. Now retired, he is deeply involved as a senior coach in the shorter versions of the game of cricket . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface (Steve Waugh), Foreword (Shane Warne), Introduction, 18 chapters, Epilogue, Career Statistics. Book weight approx. 440g. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.33

CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA. Number One
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CRICKET IN AUSTRALIA. Number One

By [Various]

Ashburton, VIC, Australia: Gary Sparke & Associates, 1979. 112pp., b/white (and several colour) illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Green boards mildly corner bumped on upper corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly creased on upper foredge corner. Contributors include: Ken Piesse, Mike Coward, Barry Gibbs, Peter McFarline, David Frith, Frank Holmes Tyson, Ian Brayshaw. Contents include: Test Series 1978/79, Sheffield Shield, Benson & Hedges, Alan Hurst, Gillette Cup, Test Averages, Test Centuries. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.10

RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story
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RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story

By Lawry, Bill (Edited By Phil Tressider)

London: Sportsmans Book Club, 1968. 128pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section (called-for plates all extant). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards ditto bumped. Text-block slightly tanned only. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small chip on rear panel, a jagged puncture on spine, else mild edgewear. An entertaining biography from 'Phanto', Australian cricket legend William Morris 'Bill' Lawry. A left-hand opening batsman, Lawry was variously described as run-hungry, dull, a cricketing scrooge . . . but above all he did not cede his wicket lightly. This is his story. First published 1966 by Souvenir Press. Contents include: Prelims., 15 chapters, Appendix. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE POWER OF PASSION
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THE POWER OF PASSION

By Langer, Justin (Edited by Arthur Stanley)

Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia: Swan Sport, 2002. xix, + 299pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour (several b/white illustrations) photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated stiff card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel. Foreword by Steve Waugh. From the rear panel: "Justin Langer's fight to establish himself at the top of the Australian Test team batting order is one of the most inspirational stories in Australian sport . . . an insider's view of the Australian cricket team, and an uplifting, feel-good look at how our attitudes to life can determine whether we succeed or fail in our chosen profession. A legendary diarist, Langer has dotted his book with wonderful snippets from recent tours by the all-conquering Australian team . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Preface, Introduction, 17 chapters. Book weight approx. 545g.. First Edition, 2nd Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$45.83

RICKY PONTING'S WORLD CUP DIARY
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RICKY PONTING'S WORLD CUP DIARY

By Ponting, Ricky

New South Wales, Australia: HarperSports, 2003. xiv, + 334pp., plus 3 x 8 page, (colour) photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small surface abrasion to head of spine, otherwise undamaged. "This captain's diary takes us on Australia's triumphant journey to World Cup victory. Ricky Ponting shares his own insights and his team's determination and brilliance through a day-to-day account of the South African campaign with all its ups, downs, shocks and successes . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Cast of Characters, 12 chapters, 2002-2003 World Cup Statistics. Book weight approx. 580g.. First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.87

IMAGES OF WAUGH : A Cricketer's Journey
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IMAGES OF WAUGH : A Cricketer's Journey

By Waugh, Steve

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Harper Sports, 1998. 208pp., b/white and colour photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to a small section. Illustrated card wrapper softly corner creased. " . . . Steve takes us on a tour of a different kind: from the glitz and glamour of international cricket to the crushing poverty of leper colonies in India. Along the way, Steve takes a peek behind the dressing-room door of the Australian team . . . " Book weight approx. 750g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.87

TRUE COLOURS : My Life
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TRUE COLOURS : My Life

By Gilchrist, Adam

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2008. xi, + 627pp., plus 1 x 16 page b/white and colour, and 1 x 16 page colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased only. "With unflinching honesty, intelligence, compassion and humour, Adam takes you into the world of cricket that few outside the Australian team have ever seen. From his early struggles to establish himself, through to the giant achievements of the Australian Test and one-day sides, 'True Colours' offers an extraordinary window on Adam, on cricket's major stars and on the game itself." Book weight approx. 1.12 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE : The Winning Strategies from the Coach of Australia's Most Successful Cricket Team
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IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE : The Winning Strategies from the Coach of Australia's Most Successful Cricket Team

By Buchanan, John

Prahran, VIC, Australia: Hardie Grant Books, 2007. xv, + 239pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. "From the most successful cricket coach of all time comes the secret to coaching success. He shows how business managers and coaches at all levels can lead their teams to greatness, and explores in detail what it takes to build and sustain championship teams . . . " Book weight approx. 450g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2006. Australia's Road to the Battle for the Ashes
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CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2006. Australia's Road to the Battle for the Ashes

By Ponting, Ricky

Pymble, N.S.W., Australia: HarperSports, 2006. 374pp., unpaginated, action-illustrated, colour-plate sections. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated [Ponting in a pensive mood] card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Following Australia's 2005 Ashes loss in England, Ricky Ponting was a cricketer under pressure, with many experts highly critical of the Australian captain. Seven months later a lot had changed: wins against a world XI, West Indies, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, saw Australia regain the No. 1 mantle. A looming rematch against England in Australia 2006-2007 will again contest the 'Ashes'. Contents include: Intro., 10 Chapters, Epilogue, Scores and Averages, Index. N.B. Australia won the 2006/07 Series 5-0. Book weight approx. 620g.. 1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.58

CHAPPELLI : Ian Chappell's Life Story.    (Signed Copy)
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CHAPPELLI : Ian Chappell's Life Story. (Signed Copy)

By Chappell, Ian

Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Hutchinson Group (Australia), 1976. 206pp., four unpaginated, candid and action-illustrated, b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean. Spine firm, but lightly bumped and mildly canted. Plain green boards undamaged. A concise personal inscription, signed by author on title page, else text-block unmarked. Pictorially illustrated (author in action), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several repaired closed tears, else good. Whenever Australia's test cricket captains are discussed and compared, undoubtedly the name Ian Chappell is at the forefront. Controversial, blunt, straightforward . . . These adjectives and more describe him; his career record speaks for itself. This is his forthright book . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Acks., 13 chapters, Career Statistics. Book weight approx. 400g.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.20

SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story
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SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story

By Barry, Paul

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Bantam, 2006. x, + 541pp., two unpaginated, colour and b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Subject-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Not sanctioned by Shane Warne in any way, this biography of the record-breaking Australian cricketer is made up of the recollections of 'ex-schoolmates', 'teachers', 'ex-team-mates', an 'army' of officials acquaintances and others . . . plus, no doubt, a lot from the public record. It is, in the author's words, " . . . the real thing: guts and glory, warts and all." Contents include: Prelims., Author's Note, Prologue, 27 chapters, References, Acks. (photos and text), Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.15

MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson
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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson

By Haigh, Gideon

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Text Publishing, 1999. 376pp., 16 page, unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (mostly happy snaps). Book clean and square. Spine firm, blind-stamped title there-on. Leaves clean, albeit very lightly tanned. Boards excellent. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly scuffed only. Jack Iverson, born Middle Park, Melbourne, Australia on 27 July, 1915, lived an unexceptional life until he was thirty-one, when, after World War Two (in which he fought) he took up cricket. Four years later he was the best spin bowler in the world...This is his story. Tragically, on October 23rd, 1973, Jack Iverson took his own life...Includes 32 chapters, Acks., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 800g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE : The Autobiography.   (Signed Copy)
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OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE : The Autobiography. (Signed Copy)

By Waugh, Steve

Michael Joseph, 2006. xiii, + 801pp., plus 10 x 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated sections. Colour-illustrated endpapers, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, Gilt and white title there-on. Plain green boards lightly bumped at head of rear panel. Short inscription "To xxxx" signed by Steve Waugh to title page, else leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased and indented only. "Rarely does a truly great player reveal as much of himself and his sport as Steve Waugh does in his long-awaited autobiography . . . " Contents include; Foreword by Rahul Dravid, Foreword by Tim May, Introduction, 43 chapters, My Life with Stephen by Lynette Waugh, Career Records, Acks., Credits, Index. Book weight approx. 1.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First U.K.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.25

TURN, TURN, TURN . . . PLEASE : Musings on Cricket and Life

By O'Keefe, Kerry

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: ABC Books, 2008. vii, + 263pp., b/white photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. " . . . veteran wrist-spinner and inveterate giggler Kerry o'Keefe has cherrypicked his way through some days that have been important to him, and others that just seemed quintessentially cricket . . . with more humour than your usual stand-up comic, and enough sharp-eyed opinion about the state of cricket for a team of commentators . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 37 chapters, Photographic Credits. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.99

STEVE WAUGH'S WORLD CUP DIARY
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STEVE WAUGH'S WORLD CUP DIARY

By Waugh, Steve

Australia: HarperSports, 1996. 224pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. " . . . more than just a comprehensive record of an exciting tournament, it is a fascinating travelogue of a remarkable, yet often turbulent, sporting and cultural adventure." Book weight approx. 495g.. First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.28

STEVE WAUGH'S SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR DIARY
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STEVE WAUGH'S SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR DIARY

By Waugh, Steve

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Ironbark, 1994. 184pp., plus 4 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly creased and indented. "Waugh describes in detail the backdrop against which the drama of the series unfolds. He recalls the hardship of life in Soweto, the opulence of Sun City, the majesty of the game parks, the political turmoil, and the hopes and dreams of the people in what he found to be an exquisitely beautiful country. The diary concludes with tributes from the Australian players to the remarkable Alan Border who announced his retirement after the tour . . . " Book weight approx. 480g.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.69

CAPTAIN'S DIARY 2007

By Ponting, Ricky

Australia: Harper Sports, 2007. xvi, + 367pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "In 2006-2007, Ricky Ponting's Australlian team achieved the first Ashes clean sweep in 86 years . . . It was a season of triumph, but also the last for some of Ponting's teammates, and coach John Buchanan . . . " Contents include: Prelude, Intro., 17 chapters, Scores & Averages. Book weight approx. 620g.. First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.58

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