Monday, October 22, 2007

Aussie archives analysed

As the Australian Test summer edges closer, so too the plethora of press releases from Cricket Australia, complete with its daunting 'HUNGRY FOR IT' logo.

One such email was read with interest though: CA have opened its archive for two prominent cricket authors who have turned the opportunity into a book.

“Inside Story: Unlocking Australian Cricket’s Archives”, analyses the decision-making behind the Australian game’s major controversies, with a forward by Richie Benaud.

And as the email was about to be deleted, the last two lines about Richie caught my eye:

"... He notes that the two questions he is today most often asked are: did you play first-class cricket; and has the game changed since you first played? (The answer is “yes” in each case)."