Merv Hughes: test cricketer, scourge of batsmen, umpires, administrators and dieticians, hero of the Outer, man of letters ... man of letters? Yes, Merv Hughes has kept every piece of correspondence sent to him during his adult life. From his first invitation to play representative sport to his last on-tour fan letter, this book is a collection of words from Prime Ministers and Cricket Boards, irate coaches and relentless autograph-hounds, grandmothers and gay men. His family and friends, too, are prolific writers and it's through them we learn about the home he left behind in suburban Werribee, described in vivid, and sometimes profane, detail.
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The Struggle Continues
The Ashes Tour 1989
London Sydney Hyderabad Sharjah and Los Angeles
Life in Werribee epilogue
Merv Hughes Personals
The Hat Trick
1989 Dear Merv Adelaide Allan Border Aussie AUSTRALIAN CRICKET BOARD Australian Cricket Team Australian team autograph basketball batting best wishes bloke Bob Simpson bowler bowling Burnsy Captain coach Congratulations Cricket Club Cricket Team Daddy David Boon Dean Jones December Dodemaide England enjoyed Errol Alcott Essex football Footscray footy Freda Gary Geelong Geoff Marsh hear hope How's Ian Healy invited to play Katy Lara last week letter Lots of Love luck match mate Melb Melbourne Merv Hughes Mervy miss Monday morning night Perth Peta pissed play cricket play for Victoria players pretty previously announced team runs Saturday selection selectors Sheffield Shield shit sincerely Snappa sport Steve Waugh Sunday tell Test Thanks told Tony Dodemaide tour Trish VICTORIAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION watch weekend Werribee wickets write yesterday
Page 308 - I don't know how long it takes for a letter to get to the West Indies.
Page 348 - I hope you don't mind my writing to you like this but I just wanted you to know what an attractive, sexy guy I think you are.
Page 78 - Would you please let us know what you are going to do at the end of July, are you coming home or staying on?