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The Best There Never Was

Every cricket fan has a favourite player, that one star of the game who’s personality or performances resonate with you. But for every star, for every favourite, there are hundreds of forgotten players.

In The Best There Never Was we explore the stories of the players you’ve never heard of, the players that time has forgotten. Many burned brightly for a short time, others were taken too soon, but they all have a story to tell.

Harry Graham

Review: Harry Graham, The Little Dasher

  In his poem, Gerontion, TS Eliot writes “History has many cunning passages” and the truth of that can be seen if we apply it...
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Syd Ward: Triple Threat

In 2017, there are 128 teams entered in the opening round of Football’s Chatham Cup. Undoubtedly the premier club sporting competition in New Zealand,...
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Wiri Baker: The Cricketer

Wiri Baker was born on April 2nd 1892 in the small town of Otaki on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington. Otaki is an important site...
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The Harman Boys

In 1848, planning began in earnest for an Anglican Church settlement in New Zealand. Later that year the Canterbury Association’s surveyors found their preferred...

First In County: Peter Randall Johnson

In 1841, the Legislative Council of New Zealand was established as the upper house of the New Zealand Parliament. Originally consisting of just three...

The Youngest Cap: Doug Freeman

About six kilometres from Sydney’s CBD lies the suburban setting of Randwick, a residential area known for more-or-less one thing: the races. But it’s more...