The Summer Game: Australian Test Cricket 1949–1971 by Gideon Haigh

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February–March 1998, no. 198
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Laurie Clancy reviews 'The Summer Game' by Gideon Haigh

The Summer Game: Australian Test Cricket 1949–1971

by Gideon Haigh

Text Publishing $39.95hb, 356pp,

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The Summer Game: Australian Test Cricket 1949–1971 by Gideon Haigh

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February–March 1998, no. 198

Gideon Haigh is turning into something of a one-man industry on cricket in Australia. Following highly successful books on the Packer revolution, Allan Border’s reign, and a recent defence of the Ashes, he has now turned his attention to the crucial years 1949 to 1971 when Australia went from being undisputed world champions to a side being overtaken, not merely by England but for the first time by South Africa, which would shortly be expelled because of its practice of apartheid, with the so-called Third World countries showing that they would not remain beaten for much longer. It opens, in other words, with Donald Bradman about to depart and ends with the ruthless sacking of Bill Lawry and the arrival of Ian Chappell as new captain.

Laurie Clancy reviews 'The Summer Game' by Gideon Haigh

The Summer Game: Australian Test Cricket 1949–1971

by Gideon Haigh

Text Publishing $39.95hb, 356pp,

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