Test of Character

Confessions of Cricket Legends

Jeremy Wilshire
November 2016

RRP: A$34.95
ISBN: 9781760404321
Format: Paperback

Book overview

Unflinchingly honest, evocative and at times controversial, Test of Character takes readers onto the field and into the dressing room. With unrivalled access to legends from around the globe, it bears witness to cricket’s seminal moments and explores the biggest issues facing the game today.

There’s first-hand accounts of the famous tied Test of 1961, the drama-charged Centenary Test, India’s miracle comeback in Kolkata and the Edgbaston thriller of 2005. Experience the history-making run chase of Sir Donald Bradman’s 1948 ‘Invincibles’ and relive what has been described as the greatest over ever bowled.

Test of Character also goes beyond the boundary – to a frightening terrorist attack, the shock death of a team-mate . . . and fallout from an infamous Tiger Moth flight. Featuring a foreword by Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, plus exclusive interviews with famous cricket tragics, commentators and umpires, this classic collector’s item offers rare insight into the spirit, romance and rivalry of our most revered pastime.