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Alan Davidson

Fifteen Paces (1963) - SIGNED!

Fifteen Paces (1963) - SIGNED!

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FIFTEEN PACES is the dramatic story of the great Australian all-rounder Alan Davidson, one of the giants of modern Test cricket

Fifteen paces is the run he took to send down venomous fireballs that destroyed 186 Test batsmen for Australia and another 246 victims for his native State, New South

It is Davidson's own story, a stirring account of a boy born to cricket, a youngster
ho fashioned his own wicket on the side of a hill with a mattock, who practised throwing fallen oranges from his home to the railway line with an unerring arm that became the most deadly destructive weapon in Test cricket.

It is the story of a superb young athlete w ho overcame many heartbreaks, crippling tour injuries and opposition from champion speed bowlers Keith Miller and Ray Lindwall, to become one of the most electrifying allrounders the game has ever known.

Davidson's brings a rare insight into the international cricket scene. He takes you into the Australian dressing room to tell of the great personalities of the day. His career has run side by side with Richie Benaud and the twin all-rounders have combined forces to
carry Australia to a long sequence of Test triumphs. Benaud figures prominently in this book.

Davidson's own book is as forthright and bold as his cricket. He discusses the champions he has encountered, Hutton, Johnson, Craig, Miller, Laker, Iverson, Lindwall, Trueman, and many others, with the same frankness as the open blade he used to smash England's bowlers in that last wicket Australian stand at Old Trafford, 1961, that turned the Ashes tide.

A signed autobiography of one of the best allrounders in Australian cricketing  history! The book is in fantastic condition with a plastic sleeve around the dustjacket.

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