"Australian Cricket: The Game And The Players" 1982 POLLARD, Jack
Hodder & Stoughton
9 3/4" x 7 1/4"
"'Australian Cricket' was made for an exhibition of altered books held at Blarney Bookshop, Port Fairey, Victoria in 2010. 'Australian Cricket' was inspired by English Cricket, written by Neville Cardus and published by Collins, London in 1945. The book was sent to me by the staff at Blarney Books to alter for an exhibition at the shop. It was printed by The Sun Engraving Co., London on Mellotex book paper made in Scotland. 'English Cricket' is a charming old book, inscribed "to Bill from Boo" and too good to alter or change. I decided to make a companion piece for this book featuring an alternative history of Australian cricket. I have used a flag book structure to bring to life images of Australian children, aboriginal and women cricketers of the past"