Well, there hasn’t been too much to write home about when it comes to Australia’s sub-par performance in the Ashes in England, but here’s some writing that cricket lovers need to get their hands on – Ricky Ponting’s new autobiography, to be launched on 1 November, just in time for the return Ashes Test series here in Australia.
And if you pre-order the book from Boomerang Books before 1 November, you will go into the draw to win a signed Ricky Ponting Kookaburra bat. That’s one bat exclusively for Boomerang Books customers – that means that the odds of landing the bat are very high!
Why not get ahead with your Christmas shopping and pre-order a copy of At the Close of Play by Ricky Ponting today – and you could score yourself a timeless piece of cricketing memorabilia in with the bargain!
Here’s the blurb:
Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protege, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, to retirement. Test captain of Australia in 2004 until handing the job to Michael Clarke in 2011, he is the highest Australian run-scorer of all time in Tests and one-day international cricket, behind only India’s Sachin Tendulkar among batsmen from all countries. Ricky’s awards in cricket include ICC Player of the Year (twice), Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World, Cricinfo Player of the Decade and Allan Border Medallist (four times). This autobiography of a very private man and one of Australia’s most public figures will resonate with lovers of cricket as well as anyone who strives to reach the top of their chosen field. Off the field, Ricky and his wife Rianna have raised in excess of $10 million since 2002 to help young Australians and their families beat cancer. In 2008 Ricky and Rianna established the Ponting Foundation to provide focus to their fundraising efforts.
And the teaser video: