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The Establishment Boys
Author: Barry Nicholls

ISBN: 9781742577067
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 1 August 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.6 x 2.9
Description:
Almost 40 years ago, there were two national Australian cricket teams existing in seemingly parallel universes: the glamorous, 'rock-star' players of World Series Cricket run by media mogul Kerry Packer; and the traditional Australian Test team made up of young poorly paid men who represented their country in the establishment international Test arena.

Incredibly, four decades later we know more than ever about the characters and plot-twists of the WSC saga, thanks to a commercial media-driven fascination with magnate Kerry Packer and the household-name cricket heroes of the day. But the story of the players who stuck solid to the Australian Cricket Board is largely forgotten or simply unknown.

In this book former cricketer, now radio journalist and sportswriter Barry Nicholls sets the record straight and fills in the gaps by tracking down and holding honest, forthright conversations with those once-young men known as the Establishment Boys. Some players found mainstream success when the warring cricket factions reconciled in 1979; but others were derided by the press and their careers thrown on the scrapheap.

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