The 50 Greatest Matches in Australian Cricket
by Dan Liebke
What makes a cricket match truly great? Is it broken records or heroic defences? Tight victories or humiliating defeats? A classic sledge that sticks in the mind? Or is it those incredible stories and monumental moments that make some contests live on forever?
Matthew Hayden scoring 380 against Zimbabwe might qualify for the record books, but not for this book: these are the Tests, ODIs and T20 matches that transcend the numbers and will be talked about long after the participants have hung up their pads.
Relive the breathtaking ties, impossible chases, and even the devastating losses that created cricket legends as we count down to the greatest match with sports journalist and cricket tragic Dan Liebke. An essential collection of cricketing tales for any fan of our national sport.
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, FirstPost and Greenfield Post. He’s also a regular on the Short Ball cricket podcast and White Line Wireless internet radio commentary. His book, The Instant Cricket Library, a comic anthology of fake excerpts from imaginary, unpublished and other hard-to-find cricket books was published in 2018 by the Slattery Media Group. 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.