The Australian Cricketers In Wales

THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS IN WALES

Language: English

ISBN: 9781848511002

Current Publication Date: 2009

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 144

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From Bradman, Lindwall and Miller, to Benaud, Warne and Ponting, the great Australian cricketers have all played in Wales – and have all been made to work hard here! Indeed the traditional tour fixture with Glamorgan was long regarded the unofficial extra Test of an Ashes summer. And by today, Cardiff itself has become an official Ashes venue.

Welsh and Australian cricket have both come a long way since a visiting Aborigine team played at Swansea in 1868, and it is that fascinating journey that Andrew Hignell plots in this concise and informative guide. Comprehensively illustrated with archive photographs, memorabilia and choice statistics, it tells of each visit to Wales by an Australian touring team, highlighting individual and collective achievements, like those of the Glamorgan side that beat their illustrious visitors in 1964 and 1968.

So light the barbecue, get a cold beer from the fridge, and sit back and enjoy the polite applause and raucous cheers of cricketing summers long – and not so long – ago