Browsing All posts tagged under »Sir Donald Bradman«

Australian Autodidactism: Dying, But Not Dead Yet

August 14, 2013

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Note: this post was republished on The Guardian Sport Network on 15 August 2013. Before Waugh, before Chappell, before Bradman even, there was Victor Trumper: Australia’s first great batting hero. As a boy, Trumper had a batting coach: Charles Bannerman, Test cricket’s first centurion. Trumper listened politely to Bannerman’s eminently sensible coaching advice (for example: “Leave […]

Book Review: The Promise of Endless Summer

August 4, 2013

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By SB Tang Martin Smith (ed), The Promise of Endless Summer: Cricket Lives from The Daily Telegraph (2013) [Note: The Promise of Endless Summer’s publisher, Aurum Press, sent me a free review copy of the book and provided a discount book offer for readers of this blog (see below). However, they have neither influenced nor […]

Hilditchian Due Diligence

February 28, 2011

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By SB Tang By his own admission, Andrew Hilditch was a mediocre Test batsman who was “extremely fortunate to play for Australia”. However, there can be no doubt that he is a distinguished and experienced commercial lawyer. He is a partner in a leading commercial law firm with offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. […]