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Greg Chappell by Adrian McGregor,

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June 1986, no. 81

Greg Chappell by Adrian McGregor,

William Collins Pty. Ltd., 286p., illus.,

Greg Chappell by Adrian McGregor,

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June 1986, no. 81

Greg Chappell’s cricketing career from the mid-sixties until 1984 coincided with developments affecting players, administrators and audiences which reoriented attitudes and expectations, causing schisms and bitterness. McGregor’s biography stresses three related themes: the growth of professionalism, the effects of commercialism and especially colour television, and the difficulties in a cricketer’s life caused by conflicting allegiances, and personal and family considerations. A fourth theme, the ascendancy of speed bowling, gets due attention, but more incidentally. It is a conscientious book: Chappell’s early life and the arc of his superb career are followed carefully, comprehensively, informatively, but too often a false note of the ‘excitement’ of it all is journalistically struck.

Ken Stewart reviews 'Greg Chappell' by Adrian McGregor

Greg Chappell

by Adrian McGregor,

William Collins Pty. Ltd., 286p., illus.,

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