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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Step into the lives of a team of regular middle-aged men who meet each week to play cricket in their local park. They don't seem to be extraordinary - they are just like the rest of us - but like everyone, they each have a story to tell. Meet the bus driver with no sense of direction; the bride on the morning of her wedding who looks out onto the oval that she has seen from her bedroom window every day of her life and now thinks about marriage and her own home; meet Chris who brings the team together and wears foot-crunching shoes just to please his wife and mother. Meet the cricketer who only plays each weekend because he loves hearing the piano music that wafts out from a nearby hall. Through William's ability to spin a yarn, the players, their families and the people who stop to watch the game all come to life. With these characters William will make us laugh and cry. And never again will we think that someone is just a regular bloke - everyone can be a king or a queen in their own suburb. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Clem and for anyone I've ever played cricket with.

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Works about this Work

New Name Will Give This Story a Happy Ending William McInnes , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 46-47)
On a Fresh Wicket Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 July 2006; (p. 31)
In Short Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 August vol. 124 no. 6531 2006; (p. 69)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel ; Stranger Stephen Smith 2006 single work novel
A Gentle Saturday Stroll into the National Soul Alex Buzo , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 August 2006; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Well-Played Delivery Mark Hinchcliffe , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 August 2006; (p. 23)
McInnes King of the Pitch Claire Sutherland , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 August 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
The Score on a Board that Matters Juliette Hughes , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 August 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
McInnes Really Cooking Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 29)
This Week's Selections Scott Moore , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Cricket King's Saintly Gestures Tony Smith , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 19 September vol. 16 no. 13 2006;

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Drowse of the Game Brian Matthews , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 285 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Bowling for Redcliffe Phil Brown , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 September no. 603 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
In Short Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 August vol. 124 no. 6531 2006; (p. 69)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel ; Stranger Stephen Smith 2006 single work novel
A Gentle Saturday Stroll into the National Soul Alex Buzo , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 August 2006; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
McInnes King of the Pitch Claire Sutherland , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 August 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
The Score on a Board that Matters Juliette Hughes , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 August 2006; (p. 23)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Scott Moore , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Cricket King's Saintly Gestures Tony Smith , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 19 September vol. 16 no. 13 2006;

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Drowse of the Game Brian Matthews , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 285 2006; (p. 40)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
Bowling for Redcliffe Phil Brown , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 6 - 12 September no. 603 2006; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Cricket Kings William McInnes 2006 single work novel
On a Fresh Wicket Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 30 July 2006; (p. 31)
Well-Played Delivery Mark Hinchcliffe , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 - 6 August 2006; (p. 23)
McInnes Really Cooking Jason Steger , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 August 2006; (p. 29)
New Name Will Give This Story a Happy Ending William McInnes , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 46-47)
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