The Taylor Years. Australian Cricket 1994-99

Piesse Ken

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Viking/Penquin
Publisher Place: Ringwood
Publisher Year: 1999
Edition: Reprint

Description: 241 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: When Mark Taylor inherited Australian sport's most coveted position in May 1994, the Australian cricket team was finally able to deliver the ultimate knockout blow against the long-running champions, the West Indies. Taylor and his ambitious XI not only defeated the Windies, but also embarked on a run of success never before seen in Australia cricket - winning nine series in a row to become the undisputed power of the world game. This book celebrates Australia's Test achievements under Mark Taylor's captaincy. Award-winning cricket writer Ken Piesse has captured all the highlights of the period -Taylor's first months as leader of the team after a decade under Allan Border's rule; his disastrous batting slump in 1996 and courageous career revival in England in 1997; his famous 334 not out at Peshawar, which equalled the highest Test score of all, by the legendary Don Bradman. This volume features recollections of the stars of Taylor's team - including Michael Slater, Glenn McGrath, the Waugh twins and Stuart MacGill - along with memorable photographs and fascinating statistics to please cricket fans of every age. After defending the Ashes for a record fifth consecutive time in 1998-99 and being named Australian for the Year, Taylor retired in 1999 at the zenith of his career. In fifty Tests as captain, he challenged the records of the game's greatest post-war leaders, Don Bradman and Lindsay Hassett. He led with skill and polish, and brought dedication and a "boy-next-door" fell to the position.

ISBN: 9780670888290


241 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

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