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Ken Piesse

Ken Piesse is Australian sport’s master storyteller and most published living sports author. He has been a Warne devotee ever since 16-year-old Shane had him stumped in a school match at Keysborough. Ken was sitting in row 5 of the MCG’s old Cigar Stand when Warnie flippered out Richie Richardson. He was there when Warnie took his one and only hat-trick and he was there at St John’s when Warnie was sensationally axed from Australia’s Test team. Unlike Warnie whose leg-breaks spun viciously, Ken’s leggies were far friendlier. A batting allrounder, He captain-coached Frankston Peninsula’s third XI for almost 15 years, without even once being asked to play in the twos. Warnie contributed two forewords to two of Ken’s earlier books, Terry Jenner’s autobiography (in 1999) and a history of Warnie’s club, St Kilda CC (2005). Ken’s 64th and most recent cricket book was released in 2022: Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Australia’s 70 One-Test Wonders.

Books by Ken Piesse

The Bull - book cover
The Bull
On Ya Warnie