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On Ya Warnie

The Ultimate Celebration
  • ISBN-13: 9781922810076
  • By Ken Piesse, Illustrated by Paul Harvey
  • Price: AUD $29.99
  • Stock: 1048 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 04/05/2022
  • Format: Paperback (234.00mm X 153.00mm) 160 pages Weight: 280g
  • Categories: Cricket [WSJC]
Shane Warne was captivating and outrageous, a once-in-a-lifetime genius. The Warnie aura transcended the game. Always the grand master, he bought an unequalled theatre to the game. He was a rock star in creams: captivating, charismatic, and caring. He danced and cavorted, he challenged and flaunted. Australian sport’s ultimate headliner, he made cricket cool. No-one, not even Don Bradman, won more cricket matches for Australia. On Ya Warnie celebrates Australia’s ultimate celebrity cricketer, taken from us so cruelly before his time. It features the yarns, the laughs, the flippers, the fancies and much, much more.
Author: Ken Piesse is Australian sport’s master storyteller and most published living sports author. He has been a Warne devotee ever since 16-year-old Shane had him stumped in a school match at Keysborough. Ken was sitting in row 5 of the MCG’s old Cigar Stand when Warnie flippered out Richie Richardson. He was there when Warnie took his one and only hat-trick and he was there at St John’s when Warnie was sensationally axed from Australia’s Test team. Unlike Warnie whose leg-breaks spun viciously, Ken’s leggies were far friendlier. A batting allrounder, He captain-coached Frankston Peninsula’s third XI for almost 15 years, without even once being asked to play in the twos. Warnie contributed two forewords to two of Ken’s earlier books, Terry Jenner’s autobiography (in 1999) and a history of Warnie’s club, St Kilda CC (2005). Ken’s 64th and most recent cricket book was released in 2022: Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Australia’s 70 One-Test Wonders. Illustrator: Paul Harvey is one of Australia’s most talented, diverse, and accomplished artists. Based in Melbourne, Australia ‘Harv’ as he is widely known is widely celebrated for his work. Harv has had a long working relationship with sporting bodies. He has designed merchandise and on-field jumpers, on field mascots and club logos, caricatured major sponsors and retiring players, administrators, and sporting CEOs. He illustrates an illuminated certificate for the AFL Brownlow medalist each year, the AFL Hall of Fame and has illustrated the Life Membership certificates for Melbourne and Collingwood. His work appears on everything from stubby holders and t-shirts to roller blinds and huge room sized murals. Harv has also been prolific in the book department, being involved with around 60 books as the illustrator and has written and illustrated two children’s books.
* The ultimate tribute to and celebration of Australian cricketer Shane Warne for cricket and sports fans. He was ‘The King’, cricket’s consummate bowler and showman, whose appeal transcended sport. His death in March 2022 stunned Australia and the world but has since brought people together to remember Shane the cricketer, larrikin and legend, father and friend. All are explored and celebrated in this book. * Completely updated from the 2007 edition, up to Shane Warne’s memorial at the MCG on 30 March 2022. * Includes cartoons and new cover design from caricaturist and illustrator Paul Harvey. * Includes a Warnie Who’s Who, all the stats, an ABC of Warnie, 24 things you might not have known about Warnie, that ball in 1993, his 25 greatest Test performances, brain snaps, bans and broadsides: moments Warnie would have loved to have back again, from Johannesburg to Colombo, Warnie v The Don , Warnie v Murali, Warnie’s hi-jinx, Liz Hurley and his relationships that made headlines, plus a 20-year playing timeline from St Kilda to Sydney. Publicity: * Coverage in national newspapers, publications and radio including ABC National, 3AW, SEN, Fox Sports, ESPN Australia, Inside Sport and more.

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