Chappelli Speaks Out

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - Cricket - 258 pages
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;Based on interviews by Ashley Mallett with Ian Chappell, this book presents Ian Chappell's reflections on his career, players he played with and against, and on current and past cricketing issues.

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Two Fearless at the wicket
Three Born leader
The defining tour
Five Ashes to Ashes
A year to remember
Severi Duelling with Bradman and Botham
Eight World Series Cricket
Nine Caribbean crisis
Ten Last hurrah
Eleven Tampa and the 1868 Australians
Twelve Heroes have heroes too
Thirteen Steve Waugh
Fourteen The mellowing

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Page 98 - ... self-definition comes into stark and immediate conflict with the letter of the Law. This interpretive praxis demands and requires precisely that which was forbidden by the Law — intimidation and injury. Fast bowlers define themselves in terms of intimidation: 'I try to hit a batsman in the rib cage when I bowl a purposeful bouncer, and I want it to hurt so much that the batsman doesn't want to face me any more...
Page 78 - Under the Southern Cross I stand, A sprig of wattle in my hand, A native in my native land.
Page 98 - I enjoy hitting a batsman more than getting him out. It doesn't worry me in the least to see a batsman hurt, rolling around screaming and blood on the pitch.
Page 228 - If I had a son, the last bloke in the world I would take him to for cricket coaching would be John Buchanan.
Page 213 - Nicklaus won the British Open three times, the US Open four times, the PGA Championship five times and the US Masters on a record six occasions; 1 8 majors in all.
Page 184 - Series paved the way in opening up the game to a wider audience, I have no doubt that this has contributed to Australia being well ahead of England all these years.
Page 213 - This guy didn't just come to play. He come to beat ya. He come to stuff the goddam bat right up your arse.
Page 38 - I can see that it rebounded on me, but at the time I felt I was doing the right thing.
Page 58 - The last thing in the world you wanted to do was to annoy Garry.

About the author (2005)

Ashley Mallett's cricket ambition was to take 100 Test wickets, a feat he achieved in his twenty-third Test for Australia, and one shared with Shane Warne and Graham McKenzie. During Ian Chappell's reign as Test captain, Ashely became a complete bowler and is generally regarded as Australia's best exponent of spin bowling. He provided Chappelli with a reliable and steady foil at one end to the likes of Lillee and Thomson during the famous 1973-Ashes series. Ashley now runs Spin Australia, an international spin bowling coaching program, and works regularly with the likes of Australia's Dan Cullen, England's Gareth Batty and New Zealand's Daniel Vettori. He is also author of twenty-three books.

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