Hands and Heals The Autobiography

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HarperCollins Australia, Jul 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
For generation after generation, in the cities and the bush, Australian children have yearned to wear the baggy green. to be the next trumper of Bradman, Lillee or Marsh. to make it, they knew they'd have to work hard, be tough and be a little lucky, too. But to a boy they reckoned it was worth it. to play cricket for Australia is as good as it gets.... In January 2000, at a gala function in Sydney, the elite of Australian cricket gathered to hear the announcement of the 'team of the Century'. the batting, inevitably, was led by Bradman...Ponsford.....Greg Chappell. the bowlers included Lillee...Lindwall...Warne...Miller.... the wicketkeeper was Ian Healy. His story is that of a larrikin kid, born in the city of Brisbane but raised in the Queensland country, who lived out his cricket dream and became the greatest Australian Keeper of them all. His original selection in the Australian XI, back in 1988, after only six first-class matches as a fill-in brought a 'Ian Who?' response from cricket fans across the country. However, in the seasons that followed, Ian Healy established a new standard for wicketkeeping excellence and built a reputation as a tough, unflinching winner.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
PRELUDEFROM BILOELA TO THE BAGGY GREEN
CHAPTER 1A LUCKY COUNTRY KID
CHAPTER 2HOW GOOD IS THIS
CHAPTER 3THE ONLY ONE
CHAPTER 4STICKING IT UP EM
CHAPTER 5THE ASHES 1989
CHAPTER 14WAUGHSOME
CHAPTER 15UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS
CHAPTER 16CAPTAIN DIPLOMACY
CHAPTER 17KEEPING THE FAITH
CHAPTER 18KARACHIS GONE MATE
CHAPTER 19SACKED AS VICECAPTAIN
CHAPTER 20BOWLED WARNEY
CHAPTER 21A NEW WORLD RECORD

CHAPTER 6THE GAME GOES ON
CHAPTER 7THE TOUGHEST TEST
CHAPTER 8FOR TEAM AND COUNTRY
CHAPTER 9IS IT WORTH IT?
CHAPTER 10A GREAT DAY IN MY LIFE
CHAPTER 11THATS FOR YOU GRANDPA
CHAPTER 12BAD BREAKS IN PAKISTAN
CHAPTER 13ASHES PAIN SHIELD GLORY
CHAPTER 22THE FINAL STRAIGHT
CHAPTER 23A GOOD LIFE
STATISTICS
INDEX
PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS
GEOFF ARMSTRONG
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