Archie Mac - ARTICLES

May28

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

by:
hawkins

For reasons Archie explains we overlooked this one on publication five years ago but, better late than never, he has now plucked up the courage to read the acclaimed volume and review it

May14

Herding Cats

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herding cats

A serious candidate for title of the year at the very least, Archie moves away from the higher echelons of the game and reviews a book about the sort of cricket we have all played

January29

The 100 Greatest Cricketers

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armstrong

It’s been done before and, given how popular these books seem to be will doubtless be done again. Who are your 100 favourite cricketers? Almost certainly not the same as Geoff Armstong’s, or indeed the Mac’s

January15

Coach

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coach

It would be interesting to know the rationale for the choice of the photograph on the jacket of Darren Lehmann’s new book, as we feel sure he could have chosen a more flattering one

January01

Brad Hogg – The Wrong ’Un

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bradhogg

Our first review of the New Year is the autobiography of one of Australia’s favourite son. Next week we will have Martin’s regular look at recent books, and those we can expect in the coming months

December18

Dennis Lillee

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dennislillee

How many autobiographies can a man write? In the case of the great Dennis Lillee it is now five and counting, and they seem to be getting better

December11

Bucking The Trend

by:
bucking

A clutch of Australian autobiographies have just appeared and if the Mac intends to read them all his family won’t be seeing much of him in the coming weeks. His first review is of Chris Rogers’ story

November27

A History of Test Cricket

by:
hauser

A weighty work of reference for Archie this week, and one which it seems will stay on the shelves for regular consultation rather than be used to prop the door open

November13

Pavilion 2017

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pavilion

As the Australian Cricket Society approaches its fiftieth birthday Archie reviews the latest edition of their journal