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On our selection : an alternative history of Australian cricket / Bernard Whimpress
Bib ID 5781972
Format BookBook
Author
Whimpress, Bernard, 1948-
 
Description Kent Town, S. Aust. : Bernard Whimpress, 2011 
240 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780975049167
Invalid ISBN 097504916X
Summary

"On our selection is an alternative history of Australian cricket. It asks what-if questions and reimagines our national game. White it would be nice to think that Australia's test selectors always picked the best players they have not been infallible. Using 66 case studies from 1877 to the present, noted sports historian Bernard Whimpress reflects on choices made and not made: well-credentialled players overlooked when fit and ready for action, or their careers ended before their time; players wrongly chosen in the first instance and perserved with when their performances do not demand their retention; times when opportunities are missed, when selectorial flair is called for, when stodgy thinking limits possibilities. ... The search for team balance is often elusive and while the subject of this book is restricted to test cricket it is recognised that the competing forms of limited-over and Twenty20 cricket make the selection task more difficult in the modern era."--Back cover.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-240)

Library's copy signed by author and is no. 154 of 200 copies.

Subjects Cricket players -- Selection and appointment -- Australia -- Case studies.  |  Test matches (Cricket) -- Australia -- History.  |  Cricket players -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Sports teams -- Australia -- Management.  |  Australian
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Alternative history of Australian cricket

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