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The Resource Steve Smith's men : behind Australian cricket's fall, Geoff Lemon

Steve Smith's men : behind Australian cricket's fall, Geoff Lemon

Label
Steve Smith's men : behind Australian cricket's fall
Title
Steve Smith's men
Title remainder
behind Australian cricket's fall
Statement of responsibility
Geoff Lemon
Title variation
Steve Smiths men
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was top of the world, with numbers bettered only by Don Bradman - then captain Steve Smith led his Australian team into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. Media exploded and million-dollar contracts were torn up. Australia's prime minister expressed the public anger and disappointment: 'Our cricketers are role models, and cricket is synonymous with fair play.' But there was more to the story than the actions of a few young men. A tangle of personality, politics and culture had led them to this point. Geoff Lemon witnessed that story from commentary boxes and press conferences, and was there in South Africa for its final act. This is a frank, fearless and often humorous account of the path from Ashes high to Cape Town low, from someone who watched it all unfold
Summary
He was the top Test batman in the world, with numbers bettered only by the great Don Bradman - then captain Steve Smith led Australia into a cheating scandal that stunned cricket. How did a team with such hard-edged history reach crisis point under Smith, and what happened on their tour of South Africa to cause such a failure of culture on the world stage? This is a full and frank narrative of Smith's captaincy, David Warner's influence, the dramas that beset Australian cricket, and a blow-by-blow account from Ashes high to Cape Town low, from someone who was there for every ball and every statement. Geoff Lemon writes a dramatic story that exposes how the actions of a few young men shook the very foundations of the Australian cricket establishment, and where the future might lead.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736487
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemon, Geoff
Dewey number
796.358
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Steve
  • Cricket
  • Cricket
  • Cricket
  • Cricket players
Target audience
adult
Label
Steve Smith's men : behind Australian cricket's fall, Geoff Lemon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063892120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743795095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050178763
Label
Steve Smith's men : behind Australian cricket's fall, Geoff Lemon
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063892120
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743795095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1050178763

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