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THE LONG ROAD OF D’ARCY SHORT • When Australia’s latest white-ball batting powerhouse exploded in last year’s Big Bash, it looked like another overnight success story. But D’Arcy Short’s story, from the Northern Territory to the Hobart Hurricanes to the international stage, is decidedly a slow burn.
REACHING OUT • LIKE ITS BIG-HITTING BATTERS, THE DOMESTIC T20 COMP SEES NO BOUNDARIES – THIS YEAR’S BBL WILL FEATURE MORE GAMES AND EXTENDS LATER INTO FEBRUARY THAN EVER BEFORE.
Women’s Big Bash
HOLLY FERLING • THE MELBOURNE STARS’ FAST-BOWLING RECRUIT TAKES US THROUGH HER UNCONVENTIONAL INTRODUCTION TO CRICKET, AND WHY A RIBBON IN HER HAIR IS PART OF HER PLAYING UNIFORM.
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS (OR JUST CROSS)
LOOSE ENDS AND HOW TO TIE THEM • The heat intensified, the humidity was unbearable, the stench insufferable, tempers flared, one player after another took the lead role, and the ending – well, you couldn’t make it up. The tied Test in 1986 was an unusual work, to say the least.
AUSTRALIA VERSUS INDIA 1ST TEST • MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai September 18-22, 1986
OUTER COURTS • It’s easy to get the impression that Australian men’s tennis is all about certain talented hotheads. But the have-racquet, will-travel Aussie pro is still grinding away out there, living a life that takes one well beyond the baseline – from counting chickens (literally) to upsetting a legend (yes!)
Sevens heaven • Rugby’s fast-paced, globe-spanning show returns to a city that was made for it. Here’s why you should make a trip to the HSBC Singapore Sevens.
DRAG-FLICK WITH BLAKE GOVERS
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EDDIE JONES: RUGBY MAVERICK • BY MIKE COLMAN, ALLEN & UNWIN, $32.99
ELEVEN GODS AND A BILLION INDIANS • BY BORIA MAJUMDAR, SIMON & SCHUSTER, $45
JOHNATHAN THURSTON: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY • WITH JAMES PHELPS, HARPER COLLINS, $49.99
RACE ACROSS THE WORLD • BY JOHN SMAILES, ALLEN AND UNWIN, $32.99