The Cricket War
It was the end of cricket as we knew it - and the beginning of cricket as we know it. In May 1977, the cricket world woke to discover that a businessman called Kerry Packer had signed 35 international players for his own televised World Series Cricket. This title is an account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen.
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The Cricket War – When the game went to war with itself The Cricket War by the excellent cricket writer, Gideon Haigh, has been republished and updated since it was first published in 1993. In fact ... Read full review
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World Series Cricket was possibly the biggest event to affect cricket since the invention of bicycles in the nineteenth century. Esteemed cricket writer Gideon Haigh covers the key events and figures ... Read full review
Prologue Jesus its not going to work
These are not professionals
You think this is a fucking democracy do you?
Where do I sign?
How come youre worth all that money?
Just like old Aussie eh?
If you fuck it up we could lose the whole 12 million
Listen about those helmets
These people have found truth
Rejected dejected were sorry were born
I feel very sorry for the Australians
I think this Lennie want to kill you man
One to the eye one to the bollocks
We were representing our country but it wasnt important
These are professionals and theyll
Half a house brick at a hundred miles an hour
We cannot afford to let this man down
The best bunch of cricketers Ive ever seen with one exception
Its gotta be the worlds most expensive cricket bat
Simmo bring down a shit side