Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protégé, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, to retirement.
A compelling biography of one of the protagonists in the infamous Bodyline series. Larwood's was a hard life, when not playing cricket he was a miner, a shopkeeper, but one he never complained. A fascinating insight - particularly into his non-relationship with Sir Don Bradman.
Don Bradman with his "Don Bradman" brand Sykes bat, ca. 1932 / by Sam Hood Format: Glass photonegative Notes: Find out more about our passion for cricket at Discover Collections - Cricket in Australia www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/society_art/cricke... From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Persistent url: http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=50717
In 1882, Australia recorded their first test Match victory on English soil, at the Oval. "English cricket died today." said an 'obituary' in the Sporting Times. "The body will be cremated, and the ashes taken to Australia." Ever since then, when England and Australia play each other at anything, it is said to be "... for the Ashes."