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For cap and country

Hogan, Jesse2019
A compilation of interviews with former Test cricketers about playing Test cricket for Australia. Cricketers include Stephen Waugh, Glenn McGrath and Ellyse Perry. Australian Test players, past and present, open up about the road from their backyards to the baggy green. Breathe in the mowed grass and linseed oil as they take their first steps to glory. Share with them the euphoria of their cap presentations. Immerse yourself in the wonder of Test triumphs and the despair of being dropped form the team. In sharing the players' stories - and disclosing how treasured Australian caps are kept under lock and key, in dank cupboards and stuffed in undies drawers - Jesse Hogan takes you inside their lounge rooms as well as cricket's dressing rooms. Their stories contain salutary lessons for the game's future. As such, this is a conversation about Australian cricket as much as it is a chat with its best players. And at its heart is the unifying force of the cap, under which all players are equals, no matter if they've played 168 Tests like Steve Waugh, or one like Bryce McGain. What began as a passion project for sports journalist Jesse Hogan and cricket agent Simon Auteri in 2015 - to interview Australian cricketers, past and present, on the significance of gaining their Test spots - became a story about the spirit of cricket and its power to bring us together.
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For cap and country / Jesse Hogan, Andrew Faulkner & Simon Auteri.
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2019.
xvi, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Leisure796.358 HOGAvailable
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