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Eric Lord

Eric Lord was a freelance writer in Adelaide.

Eric Lord reviews 'Trumper: The illustrated biography' by Ashley Mallett

December 1985–January 1986, no. 77 01 December 1985
Despite its faults, this book has the merit of being the first biography on the legendary Australian batsman, Victor Trumper (1877–1915). Young cricket lovers of today may well ask what feats of batsmanship Trumper performed to deserve this handsomely produced volume about him. After all, his test average was only 39.04, not to be spoken of in the same breath as Don Bradman’s 99.96. Ashley Ma ... (read more)