The Best Ever Australian Sports Writing: A 200 Year Collection

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Black Inc., 2001 - Sports - 765 pages
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Re page 303 of the The Australian Game. RE THE STAB KICK as used by THOROLD MERRETT. The Stab kick is being kicked today as a STAB PUNT which I invented in May 1949. Thorold Merrett is one month younger than I. Yes I was a long way ahead of my and your time. The stab kick is being used today as my stab punt pass. Watch the replays for the low short direct passes that are being used more and more today. My drop punt as a running field pass, invented by myself at fourteen years of age in 1948, is also being used. These are the predominant field kicks being used today. See "Stab Punt Jim" on Google. 

Contents

Anon Sporting Information
3
Anon PugilismIts Tendency
10
Peter Sharpham The Origin of the Green and Gold
21
Anon Cricket Match
27
Geoffrey Bolton A Cricket Riot in Sydney 1879
39
Douglas B W Sladen To the Australian Eleven
46
the Prince and the Rahbiter
54
Jack Fingleton Charlie Macartney
63
Peter Fitzsimons David Campese
410
Greg Growden That Tackle
419
Margot Pitkin King of Eccentrics
425
A B Paterson Tommy Corrigan
434
W F Corbett Newcastles DevelopmentLes Darcy
441
Les Carlyon A Man for All Seasons
452
Barry Dickins Famechons Big Fight
462
Bruce Stannard Australia II Joins Our Greats
478

Ashley Mallett Grimmett Bowling Today
72
Claude Corbett Bodyline
80
Ray Robinson Never Say Die
84
Gideon Haigh The Pat Crawford Story
101
John Birmingham Keeping the Faith
115
Barry Williams Superstition Hit for Six
131
Arthur Mailey Opposing My Hero
144
A B Paterson Bradman
157
Alex Buzo Don Bradman at 80
172
David Headon Fathers and Sons
189
Marcus Clarke The Melbourne Spring Meeting 1867
202
Anon Carbines Cup
209
A B Paterson Shakespeare on the Turf
223
Sam Orr A Night at the Harold Park Trots
245
T W Wills Winter Practice
261
Peter Mathers Ode to the Code
275
Garrie Hutchinson A Practice Game at the Old Home Ground
289
Martin Flanagan Michael Long
304
Harry Kadwell In Those Days
325
Frank Hyde The Kid from the Rocks
333
Roy Masters A Man Who Gave His All
340
Barry Dickins A Rugby League Reminiscence
362
Thomas Hickie 1863 And All That
379
Anon FootballEngland vs Australia
387
Milton Macgregor The Scrum
403
Ian Warden Woofa
486
Peter Fitzsimons When the Diggers Stumped the Turks
493
Blue Tibby Cotters Last Bowl
500
Warwick Franks Test Cricket at Stalag 344
516
Peter Fitzsimons Keith Miller
523
Donald MacDonald The 1868Tour
529
David Frith The Oblivion of Eddie Gilbert
545
Bruce Dawe Watching the 82 Games
551
Peter Fenton The Ellas
558
BillArmbrust St Marys Football Club
567
A B Paterson The Geebung Polo Club
575
HIGHER PLANES
591
Bruce Dawe Senryu
610
Mark Twain The Melbourne Cup
623
Leonie Sandercock Ian Turner Up Where Cazaly?
638
Kate Fitzpatrick True Confessions of a Wicket Maiden
652
OLYMPIC RITES OLYMPICS RINGS
667
Dorothy Porter Living for Your Sport
680
Stuart Rintoul Nursing the Flame
694
Robert Lusetich When the Flame Dies
710
Alex Buzo Clarrie Rumph Clarrie Rumph
723
Ian Heads A Tram Down Sydenham Road
737
Barry Dickins The Rage of a Roy Boy
754
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