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SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story, Barry, Paul
1 Barry, Paul SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Bantam 2006 1863255966 / 9781863255967 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story  (Signed Copy), Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin
2 Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin KEEPING IT REAL : The Darren 'Chuck' Berry Story (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia BAS Publishing 2004 1920910336 / 9781920910334 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
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. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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3 Boon, David with Thomas, Mark A. BOON: In the Firing Line. (Signed Copy)
Sydney Sun Australia 1993 0725107243 / 9780725107246 1st Thus, 3rd Impression Softcover Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
xiii, + 161pp., unpaginated [16 page], candid and action-illustrated, b/w halftone plate section. Book square. Spine firm. Dampstain on upper foredge of several leaves, plus inscription signed by David Boon and Merv Hughes on title page. Pictorial card wrapper mildly edgeworn, and dampstained. 'Boon' is the story of Tasmania's most beloved cricketing hero, David Clarence Boon . . . Contents include: Foreword by Allen Border, Intro., Beginning, Trials and tribulations, Ashes and islands, Home & Away 1992-93, Boon's views, Watchers and players, Postscript, D.C.Boon-Statistical profile. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE : The Winning Strategies from the Coach of Australia's Most Successful Cricket Team, Buchanan, John
4 Buchanan, John IF BETTER IS POSSIBLE : The Winning Strategies from the Coach of Australia's Most Successful Cricket Team
Prahran, VIC, Australia Hardie Grant Books 2007 1740665414 / 9781740665414 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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CHAPPELLI : Ian Chappell's Life Story.    (Signed Copy), Chappell, Ian
5 Chappell, Ian CHAPPELLI : Ian Chappell's Life Story. (Signed Copy)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia Hutchinson Group (Australia) 1976 009130170X / 9780091301705 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
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. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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PASSING TESTS, Chappell, Ian
6 Chappell, Ian PASSING TESTS
Coromandel Valley, South Australia Lynton Publications 1973 086946048x / 9780869460481 First Edition Hardcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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7 Eager, Patrick AN AUSTRALIAN SUMMER: The Recovery of the Ashes 1985
Surrey, U.K. The Kingswood Press 1985 043498065X / 9780434980659 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
125pp., intext, candid and action-illustrated, b/white halftone plates throughout [many of excitable Englishmen]. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Leaves clean. A previous owner has permanently affixed the plastic protected dustjacket to the pastedowns by means of abundant glue and tape to the flaps. Overlooking this problem, the fact that England won the series should gladden the heart of any English cricket tragic . . . Contents include: Texaco Trophy, Six Test Reports. Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905, Gibson, Alan
8 Gibson, Alan JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905
London Cassell & Co. 1965 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
155pp., b/white, subject portrait frontispiece, plus unpaginated, candid and action illustrated, b/white halftone plates (all extant). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Minor dogeared corners on several leaves, otherwise textblock clean. Pictorially-illustrated (subject conversing with W.G.Grace) price-clipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed. Alan Gibson, cricket writer and commentator, relates the 1905 Ashes Tour of England by Australia, who were captained by Joe Darling. By tour's end it was known as 'Jackson's Year'. Told over 14 chapters, and includes intext match statistics, and Index. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 23.68 AUD
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TRUE COLOURS : My Life, Gilchrist, Adam
9 Gilchrist, Adam TRUE COLOURS : My Life
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Pan Macmillan 2008 1405038969 / 9781405038966 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson, Haigh, Gideon
10 Haigh, Gideon MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 1999 1876485205 / 9781876485207 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson, Haigh, Gideon
11 Haigh, Gideon MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Text Publishing 1999 1876485205 / 9781876485207 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
376pp., 16 page, unpaginated b/white halftone photographically-illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, blind-stamped title there-on. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Green boards very good. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly surface scuffed and negligibly edge-creased. 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. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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THE VINCIBLES: A Suburban Cricket Season, Haigh, Gideon
12 Haigh, Gideon THE VINCIBLES: A Suburban Cricket Season
Melbourne, Australia Text Publishing 2002 1877008354 / 9781877008351 First Edition Softcover Very Good + Small 8vo 
217pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, very mildly tanned. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper very good.+. With a dash of literary licence, Gideon Haigh relates a season in the life of his beloved grade-cricket side, the South Yarra Cricket Club, known as the 'Yarras'. Playing in a suburban, Melbourne competition, the club runs on 'shoe-string' funds, financed by raffles, Trivia and Karaoke nights. Invariably, everyone and everything connected with an Australian cricket club receives a 'nickname', the Yarras have - Moof, Womble, Castaway, One Dad, Churchyard, a dog named Six Bits, the author: Tragic . . . With an impressive tally of ducks and dropped catches, they play for love, win with grace, lose with humour . . .Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.68 AUD
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DON BRADMAN: Challenging the Myth, Hutchins, Brett
13 Hutchins, Brett DON BRADMAN: Challenging the Myth
Victoria Cambridge University Press 2002 0521823846 / 9780521823845 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
2 x 8 page, unpaginated b/white half-tone illustrated sections. vii + 216pp. Book clean, square. Spine tight. Leaves clean, security strip affixed to rear pastedown. Portrait illustrated, loose plastic-protected dustjacket has minor edgewear and indentations, else very good. A 'different' aspect of Australian cricket icon; Sir Donald Bradman [1908-2001]. Contents include: Our One National Hero?, Boy from Bowral, Bodyline and Myth, Insatiable demand, Political Connections, Never Quite Typical, Challenging the Myth, Appendix, Biblio., Index, more. Weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 26.37 AUD
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THE KANGAROO CONQUERS : The West Indies v. Australia, 1955, Landsberg, Pat
14 Landsberg, Pat THE KANGAROO CONQUERS : The West Indies v. Australia, 1955
London Museum Press 1955 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Poor 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece and like, unpaginated, plates throughout (all called-for plates extant). Book clean and square. Gilt title on mildly bumped spine. Plain red boards lightly bumped. Original seller's sticker on front pastedown, random flecks and short tears on edges of text-block. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket in poor condition, with colour loss on spine, major pieces missing from spine and edges, price-clipped . . . After suffering several series losses against England prior to this tour, Australia travelled to the West Indies, in 1955, for a five Test series. This is a review of that tour, which unearthed some new talent, including a young all-rounder named Gary Sobers. Contents include: Prelims., 14 chapters, including Tour Averages. Book weight approx. 445g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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THE POWER OF PASSION, Langer, Justin (Edited by Arthur Stanley)
15 Langer, Justin (Edited by Arthur Stanley) THE POWER OF PASSION
Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia Swan Sport 2002 1877082252 / 9781877082252 First Edition, 2nd Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 61.10 AUD
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RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story, Lawry, Bill (Edited By Phil Tressider)
16 Lawry, Bill (Edited By Phil Tressider) RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story
London Sportsmans Book Club 1968 First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 
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. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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CATCH ! : An Account of Two Cricket Tours, Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S.
17 Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S. CATCH ! : An Account of Two Cricket Tours
London Latimer House 1951 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
301pp., b/white frontispiece (Keith Miller in action), plus unpaginated, action illustrated, halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minor specks on original green cloth boards. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, minor foxing flecks on head of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Action-illustrated dustjacket, which has been covered, in an appallingly amateurish way, with permanent clear adhesive film, is edgeworn with tears, tape and stains, plus a fingernail-size hole. In this compelling cricket book, Keith Miller, Australia's great all-rounder, takes you with him 'onto the Test field' and unfolds the inside story of England's cricket counter-attack under F.R.Brown. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword by Denis Compton, 1/ Veld 1949-50. 2/ Billabong 1950-51. Averages. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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CRICKET FROM THE GRANDSTAND, Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S.
18 Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S. CRICKET FROM THE GRANDSTAND
London Oldbourne 1959 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
165pp., b/white, author portrait frontispiece, and unpaginated, candid and action illustrated, halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid gilt title there-on. Blue boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly abraded, with a short, closed tear and crease on head. Open, honest, frank and hard-hitting: this post-retirement opinion on cricket by Australian all-rounder Keith Miller leaves you in no doubt as to what he means. Why did he quit cricket in his prime ? He explains . . . His opinions of team-mates and opponents? He gives them . . . Contents include: Prelims., 16 most interesting chapters. Born in 1919, Keith Miller died in 2004. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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THE SOUTH AFRICANS IN AUSTRALIA 1952-1953, Moyes, A.G.
19 Moyes, A.G. THE SOUTH AFRICANS IN AUSTRALIA 1952-1953
Sydney Angus and Robertson 1953 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7 
Original green cloth. xix, + 236pp., 16, unpaginated, action-illustrated, b/white halftone plates throughout (all extant). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Green boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Flecked text-block edges, otherwise leaves clean. Fair only, loose-plastic protected dustjacket tape-repaired (with resultant stains), jagged nips and closed tears, plus soiling specks. A comprehensive report on the South African Cricket Tour of Australia, during the summer of 1952-1953, a series that saw Australian batsman Neil Harvey compile 834 runs, at an average of 92, with a highest score of 205...Includes tour matches and tour statistics. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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TURN, TURN, TURN . . . PLEASE : Musings on Cricket and Life, O'Keefe, Kerry
20 O'Keefe, Kerry TURN, TURN, TURN . . . PLEASE : Musings on Cricket and Life
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 2008 0733322220 / 9780733322228 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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. 
Price: 15.48 AUD
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