CrickiLeaks: The Secret Ashes Diaries

CrickiLeaks: The Secret Ashes Diaries

Alan Tyers, Beach

Language: English

Pages: 128


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Cricket's greatest legends. Sport's fiercest
rivalry. Wisden's fakest diaries.

charges headlong onto the players' balcony and imagines 40
cricketing diaries of rare wit and invention, along with the illustrated book
covers they might have inspired.

Featuring spoof journal entries drawn from throughout Ashes history,
CrickiLeaks reveals for the first time the innermost thoughts of the greatest
cricketers of the last 129 years. And Mitchell Johnson.

CrickiLeaks includes imagined diaries from players on the most recent tour
(Andrew Strauss, Ricky Ponting), diaries from the all-time greats (Shane Warne,
Freddie Flintoff, Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, W.G.
Grace), as well as contributions from less obvious personalities.

An irreverent and entertaining collection of Ashes diaries, CrickiLeaks finally
lays to rest some of cricket's greatest mysteries:

- What exactly was going through Gatting's mind as he faced the ball of the

- Why did Ricky Ponting lose his rag with Ronald McDonald?

- What really went on between Douglas Jardine and Daphne the Koala in Adelaide

A riotous and uniquely scurrilous addition to any cricket-lover's library.

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wish they would bring Michael Clarke or Simon Katich on instead: feel like I could bat against left-arm spin forever without getting out. TEA, 3:10 PM, ENGLAND 221–7 An Ashes century. Not bad for a kid from Pietermaritzburg. Loving the applause. They like me! They really like me! Important thing now is to remember my mantra: don’t do anything flashy, nothing premeditated, just stick to the basics. Kevin Pietersen will not be the sort of cricketing great who throws it away once he has got

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innings was severely compromised on two counts. Firstly, an uppity young left-arm bowler laboured under the misapprehension that he had bowled me out on three separate occasions – and had the cheek to ask “how is that?” of the umpire each time. I impressed upon him the obvious truth that it was the local sou’easter which had uprooted my middle stump, rather than the ball as he had erroneously surmised; and ensured that the breeze could not engender further confusion by nailing the bails onto the

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