Mark Waugh: The Biography

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9780007145218: Mark Waugh: The Biography

One of the most successful and influential cricketers in the all-conquering Australian Test team of the past decade, Mark Waugh's talent is matched by his tough character. His story is a typical no-holds barred rites of passage from spirited youth to supreme sportsman.

Mark Edward Waugh was born in 1965 – four minutes after his brother Steve. The tendency to hang back and see how things worked obviously wasn't a one off – he waited five years to join Steve in an Australian Test team. But this was one younger brother who was never going to be content to be cast in his sibling's shadow for too long.

Once he donned the Baggy Green, Mark proved he was among the world's most gifted batsmen when he became the first player to score back-to-back Test hundreds, as well as the first to hit three centuries in a World Cup tournament.

Aside from his achievements on the pitch, the book fleshes out the enigmatic picture of Mark created by the media and explores his passion for the track, as well as the sledging, betting scandals and subsequent court hearings, and how he struggled to overcome the tag of being 'the forgotten Waugh'.

The boy from Bankstown (who now has a Pavillion at the Bankstown Memorial Oval and a cricket net at the East Hills Boys School named after him) proves that no matter what… anything is possible.

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This is the inspiring story of a young boy from New South Wales who, along with his twin brother, grew up to become one of the world's great cricketers.

Mark Edward Waugh was born in 1965 – four minutes after his brother Steve. The tendency to hang back and see how things worked obviously wasn't a one off – he waited five years to join Steve in an Australian Test team. But this was one younger brother who was never going to be content hanging back in his brother's shadow for too long. Once he donned the Baggy Green Mark proved he was among the world’s most gifted batsmen when he became the first player to score back-to-back centuries as well as to hit three centuries in a World Cup Tournament.

The book fleshes out the enigmatic picture created by the media and explores Mark's passion for the track, as well as the sledging, the betting scandals and how it felt to be called 'the forgotten Waugh'. The boy from Bankstown (who now has a Pavillion at the Bankstown Memorial Oval and a cricket net at the East Hills Boys School named after him) proves that no matter what … anything is possible.

About the Author:

James Knight’s career has spanned Sydney radio, press and television while covering tours in India, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies and England. He is also the co-author of Lee2: Lee to the Power of Two, with Brett Lee.

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