- 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)
Over But Not Out Hardcover – 30 Sep 2010
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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.
The story of a lifetime at the very centre of international cricket, from the most respected TV commentator in the game.See all Product Description
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Really is a marvellous read, what a catch this book is for any cricket fan.
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?Read more ›
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).
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.
Respect to the guy though -
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Memoir of a great Australian cricketer and commentator. Excellent cricket historyPublished 2 months ago by jpm
I saw Richie benaud in the fifties when the Australian test team played Scotland at Aberdeen and he was magnificent as a player and a gentlemanPublished 5 months ago by George
Absolute brilliant read, all I expected from this giant of Cricket. Loved it.Published 6 months ago by DC Magpie