Cricket, Tennis & Golf Series:

Cricket In The '80s - Rookies, Rebels & Renaissance

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This is the second instalment in ABC-TV’s highly successful ‘Cricket History Series’, focusing on the turmoil that beset Australian cricket during the decade of the 1980s. Tremors of varying intensity shook Australia’s national pastime to its very foundation.

The schism caused by the World Series Cricket revolution in the late ‘70s, the rise and dominance of world cricket by the West Indies, the simultaneous retirements of Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee and Rod Marsh followed closely by the defection of sixteen players to play cricket in isolated apartheid South Africa in return for lucrative financial inducements saw Australian cricket slump to possibly the lowest point in its once illustrious history.

The way Australian cricket coped with this adversity, slowly recovered and eventually triumphed by the end of the decade is a tribute primarily to the character and resolve of two men, Captain and premier batsman, Allan Border as well as Manager and Coach, Bob Simpson.
Release date NZ
December 13th, 2004
Length (Minutes)
112
Language
English
Studio
ABC
Genre
  • Sport
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
UPC
9398710433098
Product ID
1468980

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