Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921509490
Released: September 2009
Out of print

CC, The Colin McDonald Story: Cricket, Tennis, Life

By Colin McDonald, Foreword by Richie Benaud

Cricketer, councillor, administrator, visionary ... they are all part of Colin McDonald's considerable C.V. A schoolboy star from Scotch College, he played Test cricket for a decade from 1952 onwards. A former Melbourne Cricket Club premiership captain, he averaged just on 40 as an opening batsmen in 47 Test matches. Fifty years ago this year he was world cricket's No. 1 ranking batsman, having made back-to-back Ashes centuries against old enemy England. This memoir also tells of McDonald's pivotal role in the building of Australia's Grand Slam tennis centre, now known as Rod Laver Arena. It relates his time as a Melbourne City councillor and of his conscience regarding the injustices of apartheid during both his roles as a cricketer and senior tennis administrator. Richie Benaud contributes the Foreword.