More than a comprehensive history, this ground-breaking volume is a colourful, insightful and affectionate portrait of Australian cricket. A selection of Australia's best writers share their thoughts on different aspects of the game and its place in our national culture; from bowling, captaincy and scoring, to alcohol, media and literature.
Christian Ryan lives in Melbourne, writes and edits, and is a former editor of The Monthly. His first book Golden Boy won Best Cricket Book at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. His latest book – Australia: Story of a Cricket Country - was the bestselling hardback from the summer of 2011–12 .