Confessions of a Thirteenth Man

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Text Publishing Company, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 305 pages
For years, John Harms dreamed he would play Test cricket. He dreamed of sweet off-drives, long-haul flights and days of champagne punting. Reality, however, intervened, in the form of an observable absence of ability, a peerless resistance to hard work and a complete lack of style. So he became a Test tourist in his own way- on a shoestring budget, at the wheel of his dodgy Camira, he followed the Ashes series around Australia. To perform this difficult feat he needed to overcome the distraction of a dangerous and clever woman named Grace. Confessions of a Thirteenth Manis the riotously funny account of Harms' adventures on the road and inside cricket's fields of glory. It's a story of painful love, nifty mechanical solutions and the shared joy of sport. Australia's rich sporting culture has at last found the chronicler it deserves.

About the author (1999)

John Harms is a writer and broadcaster. he lives in Melbourne. He writes for The Ageand appears on ABC-TV's Offsiders.

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