CrickiLeaks: The Secret Ashes Diaries

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A&C Black, Nov 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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Cricket's greatest legends. Sport's fiercest
rivalry. Wisden's fakest diaries.



CrickiLeaks charges headlong onto the players' balcony and imagines 40
cricketing diaries of rare wit and invention, along with the illustrated book
covers they might have inspired.



Featuring spoof journal entries drawn from throughout Ashes history,
CrickiLeaks reveals for the first time the innermost thoughts of the greatest
cricketers of the last 129 years. And Mitchell Johnson.



CrickiLeaks includes imagined diaries from players on the most recent tour
(Andrew Strauss, Ricky Ponting), diaries from the all-time greats (Shane Warne,
Freddie Flintoff, Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, W.G.
Grace), as well as contributions from less obvious personalities.



An irreverent and entertaining collection of Ashes diaries, CrickiLeaks finally
lays to rest some of cricket's greatest mysteries:

- What exactly was going through Gatting's mind as he faced the ball of the
century?

- Why did Ricky Ponting lose his rag with Ronald McDonald?

- What really went on between Douglas Jardine and Daphne the Koala in Adelaide
Zoo?



A riotous and uniquely scurrilous addition to any cricket-lover's library.

 

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Contents

WG Grace
8
Justin Langer
11
Kirk Russell
14
Steve Waugh
17
Glenn McGrath
20
Fred Spofforth
23
Steve Harmison
26
Douglas Jardine
29
Duncan Fletcher
68
Donald Bradman
71
Tony Lock
74
Merv Hughes
77
Mitchell Johnson
80
Geoffrey Boycott
83
Ricky Ponting
86
Rod Marsh
89

Mike Gatting
32
Denis Compton
35
Gemma Broad
38
Ashley Giles
41
Michael Clarke
44
Keith Richards
47
The Nawab of Pataudi
50
Ted Dexter
53
Fred Trueman
56
Ian Bell
59
Charles Colvile
62
Graham Gooch
65
David Gower
66
Liam Botham
92
Shane Warne
95
Andrew Flintoff
98
CB Fry
101
Michael Brearley
104
Henry Blofeld
107
Kevin Pietersen
110
Phil Tufnell
113
Jonathan Trott
116
Andrew Strauss
119
Sir Ian Botham
122
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About the author (2011)

Alan Tyers has a monthly column in The Wisden Cricketer magazine and writes weekly spoof diaries on thewisdencricketer.com.
Beach is an illustrator and cartoonist who regularly contributes to The Wisden Cricketer magazine.

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