Book Launch: ‘George Giffen – a biography’ by Bernard Whimpress

Join author Bernard Whimpress on December 8 to celebrate the launch of his latest biography on Australian sporting wonder George Giffen.

Almanac (Cricket) Books: ‘George Giffen – A Biography’ extract

Bernard Whimpress has provided an excerpt from his newest book,’Beorge Giffen: A Biography’

Almanac (Cricket) Books: ‘George Giffen – A Biography’ by Bernard Whimpress

Historian Bernard Whimpress introduces his recently-released biography of the great nineteenth century South Australian and Australian cricketer (and more than handy footballer) George Giffen.

Sports Archaeology: A sub-discipline waiting to happen?

A visit to the old decaying Monarto cricket ground had Bernard Whimpress wondering whether there is a place for a new discipline in archaeology: Sports Archaeology. [There must be a book there! – Ed]

Match: South Australia v New South Wales 16-21 December 1927 by Bernard Whimpress

A new cricket book by Bernard Whimpress about a significant Sheffield Shield match in 1927 involving Don Bradman’s first class debut has just been released and is sure to be of great interest to all cricket aficionados. Check out the book details here.

Almanac Books: The Towns – 100 Years of Glory by Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress has written a new history of Edwardstown Football Club, aka The Towns.

Almanac Cricket Dinner: Joe Darling biography with Bernard Whimpress and Graeme Ryan

Col had a wonderful night gaining fabulous insights into the extraordinary life of Joe Darling: cricketer, farmer, politician and family man.

Almanac Cricket Dinner (Oct 11): Bernard Whimpress on his new book about Joe Darling

Bernard Whimpress will be joined by Graeme Ryan to discuss their new book on early Australian captain Joe Darling on the 11th October. The Almanac is hosting. Details within.

Remembering J. Neville Turner

John Harms went to J Neville Turner’s funeral on Thursday, prompting a few memories and this tribute (which includes a description of Neville’s tennis serve).

SANFL 1983 Highlights – Whimpressive

Compiling the Grand Final Footy Budget was a big ask in 1983. Swish pays tribute to Bernard Whimpress’ summary of that not so special season. (Contains excess traces of Blighty)

Sheffield Shield Final Day 5- Easy Ride For Bushrangers

Bernard Whimpress is angry. Why would Redbacks captain and part time offie Travis Head open the bowling on Day 5 of the Sheffield Shield Final with the Bushrangers needing 98 runs? Surely you go with your best bowlers….

A ‘grizzled 69’ and the art of sports writing

Dave Brown finds some gems in the local Op-shop and marvels at the myriad ways in which an Allan Border innings can be described