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SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story

By: Barry, Paul

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Bantam: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009635


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-t... View more info

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

By: Berry, Darren, with Blake, Martin

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, BAS Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012131


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 involv... View more info

BOON: In the Firing Line. (Signed Copy)

By: Boon, David with Thomas, Mark A.

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Sydney, Sun Australia: 1993

Edition: 1st Thus, 3rd Impression

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003133


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, As... View more info

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

By: Buchanan, John

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 010368


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. View more info

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

By: Chappell, Ian

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson Group (Australia): 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 009666


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 compar... View more info

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PASSING TESTS

By: Chappell, Ian

Price: $21.86

Publisher: Coromandel Valley, South Australia, Lynton Publications: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012180


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. View more info

AN AUSTRALIAN SUMMER: The Recovery of the Ashes 1985

By: Eager, Patrick

Price: $13.62

Publisher: Surrey, U.K., The Kingswood Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004747


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 ... View more info

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THOMMO

By: Frith, David and Thomson, Jeff

Price: $16.92

Publisher: London and Sydney, Angus and Robertson Publishers: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013081


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. Inst... View more info

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JACKSON'S YEAR: The Test Matches of 1905

By: Gibson, Alan

Price: $23.68

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005911


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 T... View more info

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TRUE COLOURS : My Life

By: Gilchrist, Adam

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010447


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, th... View more info

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MY COUNTRY'S 'KEEPER

By: Grout, Wally

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012985


212pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates (mostly), including frontispiece (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards nominally bumped on lower foredge corner, else undamaged. A small splash-stain on one leaf, else textblock unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, and scuffed. As told to Frank O'Callaghan, this is the s... View more info

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MYSTERY SPINNER: The Story of Jack Iverson

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Text Publishing: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009526


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 crick... View more info

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THE VINCIBLES: A Suburban Cricket Season

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $23.68

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, Text Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010949


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... View more info

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DON BRADMAN: Challenging the Myth

By: Hutchins, Brett

Price: $26.37

Publisher: Victoria, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005738


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 Connectio... View more info

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THE POWER OF PASSION

By: Langer, Justin (Edited by Arthur Stanley)

Price: $61.10

Publisher: Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia, Swan Sport: 2002

Edition: First Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 011892


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 Australia... View more info

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RUN-DIGGER. His Own Story

By: Lawry, Bill (Edited By Phil Tressider)

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Sportsmans Book Club: 1968

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 011970


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, L... View more info

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CATCH ! : An Account of Two Cricket Tours

By: Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S.

Price: $18.22

Publisher: London, Latimer House: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006436


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 ... View more info

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CRICKET FROM THE GRANDSTAND

By: Miller, Keith and Whitington, R.S.

Price: $20.04

Publisher: London, Oldbourne: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006509


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... View more info

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THE SOUTH AFRICANS IN AUSTRALIA 1952-1953

By: Moyes, A.G.

Price: $17.03

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004945


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 Crick... View more info

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

By: O'Keefe, Kerry

Price: $15.48

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, ABC Books: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 008902


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 te... View more info