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....
Bowled by a Bullet

Bowled by a Bullet

This is the tragic story of a man who had all before him – the only child of a loving and caring family, his father a well-respected bank manager, a privileged education at the elite Shore school, graduation from Sydney University in medicine, distinguished war...
Kiwi Cricketers Along the Nile

Kiwi Cricketers Along the Nile

Kiwi Cricketers Along The Nile by Rob Franks is the story of wartime cricket played by New Zealand soldiersvwhile stationed at Maadi Camp in Egypt during the Second World War. It is a previously untold story focusing on the ‘international’ cricket matches played by...
Cricket in Cyberspace

Cricket in Cyberspace

The book contains the selected works of David ‘Dongles’ Ongley taken from his blog. The material covered in the book is from the period 2002 to 2009. Included are topics such as ‘Controversy and Scandal’, ‘Obituaries’, ‘Mighty Deeds’, ‘Significant Events’ and a number...
The Team That Never Played

The Team That Never Played

For the Otago University cricket team the start of the Easter holiday break of 1968 had the players at a high level of anticipation as they boarded their ship at Lyttleton. Ahead was a social journey to Palmerston North accompanied by players from Canterbury and...