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Cricket Kings

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
One of Australia's best loved writers, William McInnes makes us laugh, cry and grab life with both hands.

Chris Andersen loves cricket. He may not be a legend like Bradman or Boonie, but in the Yarraville West Fourths, Chris Andersen is king. He is the captain, the coach, the manager and, thankfully, a player. They are getting hard to find, players.

Every Saturday in summer Chris ropes together a motley team of men and a couple of boys to turn up in their cricket whites to try and win a game. Everyone has a different reason for being there: to hear the music from a nearby house, a block out the memories of another place, to be entertained, to please their dad, or just to have a go.

And everyone has a story to tell.

'Marvellous reading' - Woman's Day

'Entertaining' - West Australian

'A book about a lot more than cricket? And even though you laugh out loud, you recognise something real' - The Age

'Big-hearted novel with character, leaving the reader with the urge to stand up and cheer' - Sunday Telegraph

'An affectionate, gentle and touching tribute to cricket and blokes who play it for love, not money' - Adelaide Advertiser


Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for William McInnes's Cricket Kings

Hardback Editions

January 2006 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Cricket Kings
Author(s): William McInnes
ISBN: 0-7336-2049-3 / 978-0-7336-2049-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia;
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2007 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Cricket Kings
Author(s): William McInnes
ISBN: 0-7336-2193-7 / 978-0-7336-2193-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Cricket Kings
Author(s): William McInnes
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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July 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cricket Kings: A Novel
Author(s): William McInnes
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU