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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144470592X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444705928
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 681,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Like one of his commentaries, the book is engaging, positive and full of shrewd judgements (Leo McKinstry, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)

One of the most incisive analyses of cricket in the last 50 years (Jack Bannister, BIRMINGHAM POST)

Accomplished, well turned out and about 500 times more intelligent than most cricketing memoirs (WISDEN CRICKET MONTHLY) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The story of a lifetime at the very centre of international cricket, from the most respected TV commentator in the game.

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By A Customer on 11 Aug. 2000
Format: Paperback
Richie's ability to translate his commentary skill and wit to paper is seamless. He writes with a great passion for the game and for the art of bowling, recalling may a great moment at the MCG and his younger touring days with his great friend Slasher Mackay.
Really is a marvellous read, what a catch this book is for any cricket fan.
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Richie delivers a first class book for all types of reader. A true and deeply interesting tale of his youth and hard work which took him to the very pinnacle of Test match cricket. A book which will have every one talking about the values of practice and practice and hard work. A very good insight to the set up in Australia and the fight for professionalism.
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When I bought this book it was on the strength of the masterful commentary that richie always supplies. It was a tremendous insight into his life and explains totally why he has so much love and respect for the game. Charts its way from his humble beginnings to captain of Australia. With names to drop in such as Bradman Harvey Dexter how could you fail to enjoy his reminissing of previous ashes battles. As well as the cricket I enjoyed finding out the man behind the voice. Would recommend the book whole heartedly
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Richie's combination of sporting and commentating memoirs is a super effort all round for anyone interested in cricket and/or the art of bowling the leg-cutter, the flipper or the googly. To better this as a cricketing autobiography would not be an impossible task, but pretty close to it. What a catch this book is !
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Format: Paperback
I've read a number of Benaud's books including the last "My Spin On Cricket" from 2005. I have listened to Benaud for more years than I care to remember and whilst Benaud is without doubt, a superb broadcasting communicator that doesn't always necessarily transfer to print. His style of prose is, at times, not very readable because, he constructs sentences with lots of commas (an example of which I've just copied!). That broadcasting style of prose is dry and succinct, enhancing the tv pictures but, in print that style doesn't read as well.

Whilst the book is primarily about cricket, there are a few personal anecdotes and here Benaud reads as being as a particularly 'cold fish'. In other volumes of his memoirs (as far as I remember), he has always mentioned his wife Daphne who, married him in 1967 when he was almost 37. I just assumed that he had married late in life due to his professional life as a cricketer and journalist. Imagine my astonishment then when on page 68 he mentions 'his (unnamed) fiancee', then on page 71 he gives his wife a name - Marcia and on page 109 his first born son, Greg and page 150 his second born son, Jeffery. Then hardly many more mentions of his wife and family throughout the book which appears to me as if he's almost disowned them all! This is represented in one of the appendices where the date of his marriage to Daphne is recorded but, nothing about the marriage to Marcia or births of his sons. Do you get my point?
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Format: Hardcover
You do need to love Cricket to appreciate this book. Richie's playing recollections were from before I was born yet through my love of Cricket I was able to allow Richie to bring games to life that pre-date me by some margin. He also brings perspective to memories I have of watching cricket and his excitement for the recent England/Australia encounters reminds us that the 2005 series was genuinely the most exciting in a generation - and when he says it you know it is fact and not hyperbole.

Richie has been with me throughout my cricketing life and in the near future will sadly depart us. Others have come to take on the space in the commentary box, but the shoes will never be filled in quite the same way - definitely a man on my 'Top 10 blokes you'd like to go out for a beer with' (or chilled glass of Meursault in Richie's case).
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Format: Paperback
The man in his book writes that "life is 90%luck and 10% skill". This epitomises Richie's modesty and humility which he carries throughout the book.
An insight into how Australian cricket was and is, how commentary is an art which Richie has clearly perfected and why so many of us regard him as one of the greats! Slasher Mackay would be proud to read about his old captain with whom he shared so many fine moments.
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Difficult to get into - I am disappointed with it. Richie was an icon of Cricket with his wise commentary and way of describing the game. but not a gripping read

Respect to the guy though -
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