‘It struck me that you can score 574, declare twice, and still lose a Test’ – Allan Border‘It struck me that you can score 574, declare twice, and still lose a Test’ – Allan Border

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We talk to legendary Australian captain and batsman Allan Border about his experience of touring the subcontinent in the 1980s –  taking in the tied Test in 1986, the World Cup win in 1987, and the controversial tour of Pakistan in 1988. Joining Border is veteran journalist Mike Coward, whose


Cricket Beyond the Bazaar: the revival of a classic bookCricket Beyond the Bazaar: the revival of a classic book

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We are delighted to announce the republication of Cricket Beyond the Bazaar by the revered Australian journalist Mike Coward. First published in 1990, this landmark book combines memoir, travelogue, history, and journalism to explore Australian cricket’s chequered relationship with the Indian subcontinent. Coward offers eye-witness accounts of the tied Test in


Reviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman SamiuddinReviving War Minus the Shooting – a chat with Osman Samiuddin

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In the latest episode of the podcast we talk about how and why we set up 81allout Publishing – and the first book we recently released: Mike Marqusee’s War Minus the Shooting. ESPNcricinfo’s senior editor Osman Samiuddin tells us what the book has meant to him and why he considers it


War Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classicWar Minus the Shooting: the revival of a cricket classic

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We are delighted to announce the republication of War Minus the Shooting: A Journey Through South Asia During the 1996 Cricket World Cup by Mike Marqusee. First published in 1996, the book is a vivid portrait of a subcontinent in ferment during an extravagant tournament that foreshadowed the great shifts


The subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket book

The subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket bookThe subcontinent beyond the cliches: revisiting a landmark cricket book

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In this episode, we revisit Mike Coward’s book about Australian tours to the subcontinent through the 1980s: Cricket Beyond the Bazaar. Joining us to dissect the book – and its importance for Australian cricket literature – are two contemporary journalists – Russell Jackson and Daniel Brettig. They tell us about