Archie Mac - ARTICLES

January07

The Kid From Coraki

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Not many families can boast a father and two sons who have each authored at least one book about the game of cricket. In Victorian times there were the Lillywhites, and now the Benauds emulate them

January07

In Tandem

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Martin’s six monthly article has, regrettably, been furthered delayed as he suffers from AHR (Ashes Hammering Reaction) Syndrome, so whilst we give him a few days to get over it Archie has given us his review of Patrick Ferriday’s latest

December17

Cricket In Verse

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It’s a brave man who publishes a collection of poems about cricket, but from Archie’s review it would seem Peter Fenton has produced something eminently readable- cue Gulu!

December17

Cricket Outlaws

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In the last couple of years, as the fortieth anniversary has approached, interest in the World Series Cricket ‘crisis’ of 1977 has been renewed and this book gathers together the thoughts of those who were in the eye of the storm

December03

The Cricket War

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We are all agreed that this is a modern classic, and that a second edition was long overdue, although at least one of our number is disappointed that the original cover shot of a padded up Kerry Packer has been discarded

November26

Lillee & Thommo

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The description of a cricketer as a legend is applied far too often to men who simply don’t merit it. On this occasion however no one is likely to argue with the use of the word to add lustre to the names of the subjects of Ian Brayshaw’s latest book

November19

The Pocket History Of The Ashes

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There is no series quite like the Ashes, particularly for publishers, and once again on the eve of the game’s most famous contest we have a new history appearing – from Archie’s review it sounds like one for the new enthusiast so will doubtless find its way into many a Christmas stocking

November12

The Journey

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Given its timing some will question the motivation behind the suggestion that Steve Smith might have been playing for England this winter, but doubtless it will help sell a few copies of the man’s autobiography in the Northern Hemisphere