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Cricket outlaws : inside Kerry Packer's revolution, Austin Robertson

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Cricket outlaws : inside Kerry Packer's revolution
Title
Cricket outlaws
Title remainder
inside Kerry Packer's revolution
Statement of responsibility
Austin Robertson
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Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1977-78 Kerry Packer changed professional sport forever. Under a cloak of secrecy, the Aussie tycoon - together with maverick TV comics Paul Hogan and John 'Strop' Cornell, elite players Dennis Lillee, Tony Greig and Ian Chappell, and retired footy hero Austin Robertson - signed up 35 of the world's leading cricketers for a revolution called 'World Series Cricket'. Suddenly, the gentleman's game had four outlaw teams playing 'Supertests' and 50-over games at night under lights in crash helmets, using white balls and wearing coloured clothing. Slowly, then in a torrent, fans fell under the spell of day-night cricket airwaves jingling to 'C'mon Aussie C'mon' and supercharged TV coverage led by Richie Benaud. In the middle of this maelstrom was Austin Robertson: trusted lieutenant to Packer, and confidant to cricket's biggest stars. In Cricket Outlaws, Austin shares the real story of the World Series Cricket revolution for the first time - from the inside, in his own words and with vivid first-hand accounts from 48 of the game's biggest characters and key players behind the scenes, many speaking publicly on WSC for the first time. John 'Strop' Cornell, elite players Dennis Lillee, Tony Greig and Ian Chappell, and retired footy hero Austin Robertson - signed up 35 of the world's leading cricketers for a revolution called 'World Series Cricket'. Suddenly, the gentleman's game had four outlaw teams playing 'Supertests' and 50-over games at night under lights in crash helmets, using white balls and wearing coloured clothing. Slowly, then in a torrent, fans fell under the spell of day-night cricket airwaves jingling to 'C'mon Aussie C'mon' and supercharged TV coverage led by Richie Benaud. In the middle of this maelstrom was Austin Robertson: trusted lieutenant to Packer, and confidant to cricket's biggest stars. In Cricket Outlaws, Austin shares the real story of the World Series Cricket revolution for the first time - from the inside, in his own words and with vivid first-hand accounts from 48 of the game's biggest characters and key players behind the scenes, many speaking publicly on WSC for the first time
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
796.35865
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Cricket outlaws : inside Kerry Packer's revolution, Austin Robertson
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Cricket outlaws : inside Kerry Packer's revolution, Austin Robertson
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Control code
on1002800142
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 418 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760554712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1002800142

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