Almanac Book Launch: ‘And Bring the Darkness Home: The Tony Dell Story’

The Governor-General of Australia, David Hurley AC, DSC, FTSE, will launch ‘And Bring the Darkness Home: The Tony Dell Story’ by Greg Milam on Friday 27 August 2021. Full details are in this post.

Almanac Life: Tony Dell – Soldier in a Baggy Green finds peace at last

Ron Reed discusses Tony Dell’s short Test career sadly thwarted by PTS, a consequence of his tour of duty as a conscript in the Vietnam War. Unknowingly Tony suffered from PTS for four decades until his recent recovery which is told in a forthcoming book, ‘And Bring The Darkness Home: The Tony Dell Story’ by Greg Milam.

Almanac Cricket – Sheffield Shield final: A great sight for cricket

This is what we came to see: Queensland win the Shield, and cricket played the way it’s meant to be played, competitive and well fought but with integrity and no unnecessary silly garbage . Liam presents his report of the game.

Tony Dell and the Lightning Bolt Convoy: raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tony Dell has long advocated on behalf of those suffering Post Traumatic Stress disorder. Vietnam Vet and former Australian cricketer, Tony recently organised a convoy to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Catch up on the cause and Tony’s convoy diary here.

Almanac Cricket: Phil Hughes inquest and side-on batting

Former Australian and Queensland opening bowler, Tony Dell, explains that the legacy of Phil Hughes’ tragic death can be to show batsmen the importance of good (side-on) technique.

Almanac Cricket: Tony Dell Standing Tall

Tony Dell is an Almanac supporter living in Brisbane. He played two Tests for Australia. His charity was the matchday charity for last year’s PM XI match in Canberra. It’s important work. Tony features in an article on PTSD – or as he prefers, simply PTS – in the Queensland RSL News sharing his experiences on coping with PTS after his return from Vietnam. A timely and important read in regards to Mens’ health

Prime Minister’s XI match not all hit and giggle

Ian Bell and Glenn Maxwell might have smashed the ball through the Manuka skies, but the carnival of the Prime Minister’s match also had a very serious side.

A number of people have mentioned Brydon Coverdale’s fine piece from Cricinfo to me. It’s the story of PTSD among those who have seen active military service. Here it is.