10 for 66 and All That

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Allen & Unwin, Oct 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 200 pages
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Arthur Mailey's classic autobiography, first published in 1958, is a wry and engaging account by a talented cricketer from a very different era - full of zest, varied, quick, shifting the point of attack, sometimes extravagant, frequently brilliant and always thoughtful.

For fifty years, Arthur Mailey played and watched first-class cricket. During his Test career he played against many of the greats, and on one notable occasion dismissed his idol, Victor Trumper, to his immediate regret: 'I felt like a boy who had killed a dove.'

10 for 66 and All That is a reminder of the glory days of cricket - amateurs and professionals, Bradman, Noble and Trumper batting, and Barnes, O'Reilly and Fleetwood-Smith with the ball.
 

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Contents

1 Dream Days
1
2 Youth
11
3 Opposing My Hero
19
4 Picked for Australia
28
5 Watering the Wicket
33
6 Test Captains
47
7 Men at the Other End
61
8 The Party in the Shack
77
11 Rebels of Cricket
121
12 Tinkering with the Rules
132
13 CricketIts Joy and Its Future
143
14 Cricket Dramatised
157
15 A Test and Two Policemen
166
16 The World v Mars
171
Epilogue
177
About the Author
181

9 Bosanquets Disciples
92
10 How Great is Jim Laker?
115

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About the author (2008)

Arthur Mailey was an Australian cricketer who played in 21 Tests between 1920 and 1926. He was also an accomplished writer and cartoonist.

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