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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket
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'Kim Hughes was one of the most majestic and daring batsmen to play for Australia in the last 40 years. Golden curled and boyishly handsome, his rise and fall as captain and player is unparalleled in our cricketing history. He played at least three innings that count as all-time classics, but it's his tearful resignation from the captaincy that is remembered.

'Insecure but arrogant, abrasive but charming; in Hughes' character were the seeds of his own destruction. Yet was Hughes' fall partly due to those around him, men who are themselves legends in Australia's cricketing history? Lillee, Marsh, the Chappells, all had their agendas, all were unhappy with his selection and performance as captain - evidenced by Dennis Lillee's tendency to aim bouncers relentlessly at Hughes' head during net practice.

'Hughes' arrival on the Test scene coincided with the most turbulent time Australian cricket has ever seen - first Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket, then the rebel tours to South Africa. Both had dramatic effects on Hughes' career. As he traces the high points and the low, Chris Ryan sheds new and fascinating light on the cricket - and the cricketers - of the times.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
      Extent: 304p., [12]p. of platesp.
      Description: col. illus., ports
      ISBN: 9781741750676 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

It Ends in Tears Jeffrey Poacher , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 19 June no. 5542 2009; (p. 33)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography ; Glenn McGrath : Line and Strength : The Complete Story Glenn McGrath , Daniel Lane , 2008 single work autobiography
A Captain Caught and Bowled Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Fiona Crawford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Cricket Egos Jostle for Space in the Story of the Captain Who Cried Michael Bodey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 April 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Thin Edge of the Sledge Matt Buchanan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 March 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Pick of the Week Steven Carroll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 March 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Thin Edge of the Sledge Matt Buchanan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 March 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Cricket Egos Jostle for Space in the Story of the Captain Who Cried Michael Bodey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 April 2009; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
Untitled Fiona Crawford , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 38)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
A Captain Caught and Bowled Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 3 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Golden Boy : Kim Hughes and the Bad Old Days of Australian Cricket Christian Ryan , 2009 single work biography
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