Victor Trumper

Victor Trumper

Victor Trumper was in many ways unique. He was, as Gideon Haigh recently noted, a ‘genius’. He was the first Australian batsman who drew the public to him by his style and the way he played cricket. Many people have written about Trumper over the years. Some well,...
Bevan Congdon

Bevan Congdon

Bevan Congdon was a fine all-rounder for New Zealand whose game flourished when given the responsibility of leadership. He captained New Zealand from 1972 to 1974 and played 61 Tests for his country. ‘Congo’, as he was known to his team-mates, had wonderful...
The Kid From Coraki

The Kid From Coraki

Lou Benaud was a schoolteacher who enjoyed writing, at first with nib pen and inkwells, then fountain pen, then biro,finally by typewriter. He filled exercise books and writing pads with a running record of his career as an educator, and, as a talented cricketer....
The Skipper’s Diary

The Skipper’s Diary

This book was conceived in June 2014 and finally compiled and completed in 2017. I was having dinner with New Zealand radio commentator, Bryan Waddle in the West Indies in 2014. We were talking cricket and touring and how things have changed over the years. I happened...
Charles Bannerman

Charles Bannerman

Alf James has been researching the life and times of Charles Bannerman for over twenty years. The book looks at his early life, cricket in the colony, the first Test in 1877 and his brilliant 165, his time as a professional cricketer, umpire and cricket coach....