Captain Pat

Ron Reed

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ISBN: 9781925927993
Publish Date: 7/6/22
Page Count: 288

Golden boy Pat Cummins ascended to the most revered throne as Australian cricket faced extraordinary image and culture issues.

Captain Pat is the first book to focus on the Australian cricketer and Captain of the Australian Test team.

Covering his early life to his arrival as a Test cricketer at a remarkably early age, the book also looks at his frustrations with injury and his appointment as the 47th Australian Test Captain. He is a player who took Australia and the cricket world by storm the moment he first donned the famous baggy green cap.

Award-winning sports writer Ron Reed pays tribute to Pat Cummins and examines his scorecard: how he has played and lead, how the fans rate him, and what his future holds.



About the author:

Ron Reed was one of Australia’s most experienced and acclaimed sports journalists, whose work over more than 50 years earned numerous awards, including Sport Australia’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Australian Sportswriter of the Year. He was twice Sports Editor of the Melbourne Herald evening paper, Editor of the old Sporting Globe, and Chief Sportswriter, columnist and feature writer for the Herald Sun, Australia’s biggest selling daily paper. He worked in more than 30 countries on every continent covering most of the world’s major sports events multiple times, including nine Olympic Games, seven Commonwealth Games, several editions of cycling’s Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia, numerous cricket tours, major tennis and golf tournaments, world championships in athletics, swimming, road and track cycling, triathlon, hockey and rowing as well as America’s Cup sailing, horse racing and all of the football codes.