The Vincibles

The Vincibles : A Suburban Cricket Season

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Meet Moof, Womble, Castaway, Churchyard and One Dad, a dog called Six Bitsm and a van known as the Bog Roll Express. Every summer weekend, the parks of Australia turn themselves over to countless thousands of club cricket matches. One of those clubs is the Yarras. This is the inside story of their most memorable season, told by the vice-president, chairman of selectors, newsletter editor, trivia-night quizmaster, karaoke impresario and club greyhound shareholder, Gideon Haigh. The Vincibles is about playing for love, winning with grace, losing with humour, valuing your community, and other anachronistic notions. It features 69 ducks and 257 dropped catches. (Not that we're counting.) The spirit of cricket isn't dead. It's just upped and moved to the suburbs.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 18mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • VIC, Australia
  • 0522856950
  • 9780522856958

About Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh has written or edited more than 20 books, including The Cricket War, Inside Out and The Racket.show more

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