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IMAGECOMINGSOON

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26 October 2021
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781922626073
Paperback, 304 pages
234 x 153 mm
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50 Great Moments In Australian Cricket

by Dan Liebke

They’re the moments that make up Australian sporting folklore, the iconic events that stand out in Australia’s collective sporting memory long after the match details have become a blur.

Remember Shane Warne’s ball of the century? Or Steve Waugh’s century off the last ball? Where were you when John Dyson took his outfield catch? Or Ellyse Perry celebrated an Ashes double century – twice? How about Adam Gilchrist walking in a World Cup semi-final? Or Dennis Lillee kicking Javed Miandad? Steve Harmison’s wide? Peter Siddle’s birthday hat trick? Underarm?

The great cricketing moments are not only unforgettable – they also provide an insight into the timeless allure of Australia’s national sport. In 50 Great Moments in Australian Cricket, sports journalist and comedy writer Dan Liebke guides us through the events that thrilled, delighted, amused and occasionally shocked fans, and how those moments reveal the secret to the game’s ongoing appeal.

About the Author

Dan Liebke is a comedy writer and former Nathan Hauritz impersonator. He was a regular contributor for MAD Magazine in Australia for two decades before coming to his senses and turning his comic focus to cricket. In addition to a social media presence on Twitter (@liebcricket), Dan has also contributed articles making fun of cricket and cricketers to websites such as Cricket365, The Roar, The Guardian, First Post and Greenfield Post. He’s also a regular on The Short Ball Cricket Podcast and White Line Wireless internet radio commentary.

Dan is a genuine all-rounder, equally inept with both bat and ball, and he steadfastly believes that cricket is the funniest, and hence best sport that humanity has ever invented.