Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket (Paperback)
  • Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket (Paperback)
zoom

Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Kim Hughes was one of the most majestic and daring batsmen to play for Australia in the last 40 years. Golden curled and boyishly handsome, his rise and fall as captain and player is unparalleled in cricketing history. He played several innings that count as all-time classics, but it's his tearful resignation from the captaincy that is remembered.

Insecure but arrogant, abrasive but charming; in Hughes' character were the seeds of his own destruction. Yet was Hughes' fall partly due to those around him, men who are themselves legends in Australia's cricketing history? Lillee, Marsh, the Chappells, all had their agendas, all were unhappy with his selection and performance as captain - evidenced by Dennis Lillee's tendency to aim bouncers relentlessly at Hughes' head during net practice.

Hughes' arrival on the Test scene coincided with the most turbulent time Australian cricket has ever seen - first Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket, then the rebel tours to South Africa. Both had dramatic effects on Hughes' career. As he traces the high points and the low, Christian Ryan sheds new and fascinating light on the cricket - and the cricketers - of the times.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742374635
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 33 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A cracking read ... An almost tragic but compelling tale of how Hughes tried hard - and failed - to fit his smiling personality into the hard-faced world of his country's uniquely macho and badly moustached team. * The Observer *
Absolutely superb, one of the best cricket books I've read. -- John Stern * The Wisden Cricketer *

You may also be interested in...

Tuffers' Cricket Tales
Added to basket
Coming Back To Me
Added to basket
Don'ts for Cricketers
Added to basket
£3.50
Hardback
Beyond A Boundary
Added to basket
The Cricket Pocket Bible
Added to basket
Penguins Stopped Play
Added to basket
Cricket
Added to basket
Start the Car
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Best of Enemies
Added to basket
Fred Trueman
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
The Little Wonder
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Cricket On This Day
Added to basket
Skills
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Jimmy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Fatty Batter
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Know the Game: Complete skills: Cricket
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.