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Book Launch: ‘The Trials of Jack Broadstock’ by Michael Sexton (May 25)

Michael Sexton’s biography of Jack Broadstock will be launched on May 25 in Adelaide. Details about the event and the book are included in this post.

Almanac Flashback – ‘Swish’ Schwerdt’s review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand’

Yesterday we featured a review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Border’s Battlers’. Today we revisit his previous offering, ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand” via a review penned by ‘Swish’ Schwerdt. (Both books are readily available at all good bookstores.)

Almanac Book Review – ‘Border’s Battlers’ by Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton’s ‘Border’s Battlers’ gives an incisive insight into ‘the other tied Test’ in 1986 between Australia and India. Dan Hoban provided this review.

1964 A Game, A Season, A State by Michael Sexton

  1964 A Game, A Season, A State   by Michael Sexton   $30 (+ $5 postage) Michael Sexton looks at the characters and the times which made for a golden period in South Australian football. Review by Chris Riordan

Almanac Rewind – Mike Sexton in India: Finding Cricket and Space in Delhi

With the test series against India beginning tomorrow, let’s revisit this piece from Mike Sexton, published late last year. A taste of modern Dehli, and an insight into modern Indian cricket. (If you didn’t get a copy of Border’s Battlers at the time, it’s well worth it – Ed).

Almanac Cricket: Remembering Dean Jones in the Tied Test (an extract from Mike Sexton’s book ‘Border’s Battlers’)

Dean Jones died in September 2020 while in India, the country where he played (arguably) his greatest innings. We relive this innings and the Madras (now Chennai) tied Test through these two extracts from Mike Sexton’s fine book ‘Border’s Battlers’. Vale Dean Jones.

An Anzac Story: The Death of Mark McGrath

This Anzac Day West Adelaide will honour Mark McGrath along with eight other former players who made the supreme sacrifice during the two World Wars. Michael Sexton shares the story of McGrath’s footy career and RAAF service.

Almanac Cricket Literature: How Vic Richardson and Ian Chappell helped John Lysikatos breathe again

Michael Sexton tells the story John Lysikatos, the author of the recently published ‘Victor Richardson: A Great Australian All Round Cricketer’ explaining the mission John was on and the friendships he developed with the Chappell family who encouraged and supported the project. [This is a wonderful story – JTH]

Almanac Footy: A Grand Final week postcard from the Tiwi Islands where a whisper of history is at play

Mention the Tiwi Islands and you immediately think football, and haven’t they produced some greats! Michael Sexton presents a postcard from the islands in the lead up to the Grand Final.

Almanac Books: Finding Jack Broadstock

Researching information about the subject of his biography, ‘The Trials of Jack Broadstock’, proved to be challenging at times for Michael Sexton as he explains.

Almanac Tennis: Ant bed nation – why Australian tennis owes the termite

With the topic of ant bed tennis courts running hot on the Almanac in recent weeks, Michael Sexton delves into the career of one of Queensland’s finest tennis players in Mal Anderson, and the influence growing up of the famous ant beds.

Almanac (Footy) History – Trade Week 1973: How Richard Michalcyzk got to the Kangaroos

In 1973, every club in Melbourne wanted to recruit Richard Michalcyzk. Michael Sexton tells the curious tale of how North Melbourne managed to secure his services.

Almanac Cricket: Finding Frank Tarrant under the grape vines

With summer here, the sultana grape vines provide Michael Sexton with a wonderful shady backdrop for listening to Test cricket, and for reading. A book he recommends for reading in such a place is Mike Coward’s ‘Cricket’s Forgotten Pioneer: The Frank Tarrant Story’.

Almanac Cricket: ‘The Summer of Barry’ – celebrating the golden season of 1970-71

Barry Richards was a prodigious scorer of runs. Unfortunately, we never saw the best of him at Test level, due to apartheid, but he had a glorious summer in South Australia in 1970-71. Michael Sexton has written a book about that season: ‘The Summer of Barry – South Australia 1970-71’.

Talking to Archie Roach about Sir Doug Nicholls

With Indigenous Round now renamed in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls, we revisit this 2016 piece from Michael Sexton, as he chats with Archie Roach about Sir Doug’s impact upon aboriginal people.

The anxious look of a ruckman – the true story of ‘Bub’ Smith

For Anzac Day, Michael Sexton brings us the story of Stan ‘Bub’ Smith – West Torrens footballer, soldier, club administrator. ‘Smith had every reason to be sour on life and football, but he acted against the darkness and embraced the light the game could provide.’

Almanac Cricket: A Pair of Aces – The Caribbean Bromance of 1973

Michael Sexton recalls the 1973 Test series between the West Indies and Australia. The role Jeff Hammond and Max Walker played in achieving a series win was vital as Michael explains.

Proof: Why Living in the `70s was the best

Michael Sexton looks at some comparative studies around the game of the last 50 years thanks to James Coventry and friends – and the results so far are very interesting.

Round 2 – Adelaide v Richmond: Welcome Home Bryce Gibbs

Michael Sexton remembers Bryce Gibbs as a 17-year-old from Glenelg with a drop punt that made you purr, and a Zen calmness that defied his age, and has watched him with pride in becoming the champion footballer he is today.

Almanac Book Review: Chappell’s Last Stand

Michael Sexton’s latest book, Chappell’s Last Stand, recalls the turbulent events of 1975/76 as Ian Chappell led South Australia to Sheffield Shield success after stepping down as Australian captain.