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December 2001–January 2002, no. 237
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The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the making of modern cricket by Gideon Haigh

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Summer Delights

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December 2001–January 2002, no. 237

New Year’s Day 2002 marks the centenary of Warwick Windridge Armstrong’s Test cricket début for Australia. At the age of twenty-two, the promising all-rounder carried his bat in both innings on the Melbourne Cricket Ground against Archie MacLaren’s English side. Almost twenty years later, a much heavier and more famous Armstrong, then aged forty-one and nicknamed ‘The Big Ship’ because of his size, captained Australia for the tenth time in his fiftieth and last Test match, played at The Oval in London.

Michael Costigan reviews 'The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the making of modern cricket' by Gideon Haigh

The Big Ship: Warwick Armstrong and the making of modern cricket

by Gideon Haigh

Text, $60 hb, 440 pp

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