I don’t suppose many will have noticed that dongles has not been as active as usual. Over the past few months I have let a few go through to the ‘keeper. Warner skipping his club match, ball tampering scandals, Ponting, Clarke and Warnie fighting in public, me catching up with Hilfie at the first ever Shield match at Blacktown, meaningless One-Day series in India. You name it, I didn’t have time to write about it.
This is because I have been putting the final touches on my first book. It has gone to the printer today. Early next month Cricket in Cyberspace will be available – just in time for Christmas. The book will feature selected posts from 2002 to April 2009 with 23 bonus original drawings. Stuart Clark was kind enough to provide the foreword.
“The first story is about Adam Gilchrist and the day he made an off-the-cuff comment about Murali being a chucker. I remember that! I also remember the ACB blowing up deluxe. I agree with dongles. Now that I do a bit of work in the media, I hate the clichés, I detest the party line, I want to know what you really think.
For the rest of that afternoon, I read the book in between commentary stints. I couldn’t put it down – but I don’t like cricket books. What’s wrong with me? For a guy that doesn’t like cricket books, I read the whole book that afternoon and on the train to work the next day. The stories, my recollection of the events that happened and the good times and bad that came with being a professional cricketer.”
You will need to save up about $30 to buy a copy. More details will follow in early December.