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Allan Border

Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story (1993) - SIGNED!

Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story (1993) - SIGNED!

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Allan Border's life story is the one that thousands of Aussie kids dream about - from the backyard battles, to beating the world's best at cricket, to one day being the best in the world.

When AB cracked the boundary that made him Test cricket's highest ever run-getter, the legendary Sir Donald Bradman described the Australian captain as "a typical Aussie battler, a tough character".

Border's career thrived during one of Australian cricket's most tumultuous eras - the great World Series Cricket split, the divisive Rebel tours to South to Africa, the fiery domination of the West Indies. How tough was it?

Border tells all; how inheriting the Australian captaincy changed his cricketing fortunes, and his life; how daunting it is facing the bumper blitzes of the West Indian pacemen; the anger he felt when some of his teammates secretly signed for the Rebel tours to
South Africa.

He candidly discusses some of the burning issues in the game today: racism, umpiring standards, and the role of a coach as an Australian selector.

And Border examines Queensland's frustrating failure to win the Sheffield Shield, revealing for the first time the almost farcical behind-the-scenes drama of Ian Botham's arrest in Perth before the 1988 final.

But, with the tough came the smooth. Border grabs the reader and takes him mid-pitch during the last dramatic over of the 1986 tied Test against India in Madras; takes him into the dressing room to raucously celebrate the glory of the 1989 Ashes victory; then, shares with him the emotion of the ticker-tape welcome back home.

In Near Fine condition, this hardcover book still has the original dust-jacket in mint condition and is inscribed & signed by Allan Border himself!

ISBN: 9780646132334
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