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    Yeah we were discussing it a few pages back, Archie said he had it on order. Will go out and get it once exams are over, looking forward to Archie's review as well as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    Nathan Astle's book comes out this coming week and early next year supposedly Daniel Vettori is releasing a book. Astle's book should be an interesting read especially regarding those last couple of years in the team leading to his retirement
    I'd expect any offering from the studious Vettori to make for some pretty good reading, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    He (Steen) managed to call Frith and CMJ racists (not to mention the entire Aust population), in the only book of his I have read (bio of Desi Haynes), with not even a half decent reason
    Well now, that won't do. I'm officially boycotting Steen's work henceforth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Well now, that won't do. I'm officially boycotting Steen's work henceforth.
    You know it makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Hmmm ... not sure I'd agree with that personally.

    Archie, I was wondering if you'd heard of Geoffrey Copinger, or had managed to get hold of any of his collection?
    Would have loved just to have a look at it tbh, I read something he wrote about collecting when I was about 19, and it inspired me, to start collecting

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Would great for someone wanting to start a collection, I have most of those, and payed a lot more for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Would great for someone wanting to start a collection, I have most of those, and payed a lot more for them
    Yeah I'd have certainly gone for it if it was in Vic. Look's a steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Jesus. Literally a steal. Went for $70 Australian, which is about like 30.
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    Anyone bought or read the Astle book yet?

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    got astle's book today, got asked if i wanted an exchange card as the person at the teller didn't think girls should be buying cricket books. only read a few pages, will do a review when i have finished it.
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    Just reading The Larwood Story right now.

    Very interesting, though it switches from the 1st person to the 3rd from sentance to sentance which I guess is the Ghosts sloppiness.

    What stands out it that he was considered a joke in the beginning as he was so small and scrawny and thought incapable of bowling quick.

    So when people look back and think that he could not have been that quick as he was so small and that he may have ben typical of the smaller build of person in the 30s they have to consider that he was classed as tiny back then as well and that he was just a freak.

    He was dramatically undersized then, just as he would be now but that shouldnt cont against him.

    He muses over why he is/was capable of bowling so much quicker than physically more imposing people and concludes that his action and runup was perfectly coordinated.

    I found it interesting that he was called 'Lightening' Larwood from a young age. Not due to bowling fast but that he was a quicker sprinter than all the other kids in his area. Maybe that athleticism combined with the coordination were the reasons that helped him overcome his limited physical size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Just reading The Larwood Story right now.

    Very interesting, though it switches from the 1st person to the 3rd from sentance to sentance which I guess is the Ghosts sloppiness.

    What stands out it that he was considered a joke in the beginning as he was so small and scrawny and thought incapable of bowling quick.

    So when people look back and think that he could not have been that quick as he was so small and that he may have ben typical of the smaller build of person in the 30s they have to consider that he was classed as tiny back then as well and that he was just a freak.

    He was dramatically undersized then, just as he would be now but that shouldnt cont against him.

    He muses over why he is/was capable of bowling so much quicker than physically more imposing people and concludes that his action and runup was perfectly coordinated.

    I found it interesting that he was called 'Lightening' Larwood from a young age. Not due to bowling fast but that he was a quicker sprinter than all the other kids in his area. Maybe that athleticism combined with the coordination were the reasons that helped him overcome his limited physical size.

    I also enjoyed The Larwood story, do you have the first edition or the later paper pack one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    got astle's book today, got asked if i wanted an exchange card as the person at the teller didn't think girls should be buying cricket books. only read a few pages, will do a review when i have finished it.
    That would be great if you could

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