Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: Daryl Braithwaite batting. Rick Kane bowling.

When Rick Kane was 13 he was part of the Norm O’Neil Cricket Coaching Clinic at the WACA. One Saturday morning training was cut short because a touring pop group had arrived. For a photo shoot. And some cricket practice.

I stayed in the background in awe of it all. The band looked as cool as you could get. They were joking around oblivious to the commotion they had set in train. I noticed that the lead singer Daryl Braithwaite was padding up. This all felt very exciting compared to my humdrum existence and I wanted in. I asked someone who looked important if I could bowl a few down. After a quick conference with band members it was agreed. The kid could join in.

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