All the Kings’ Men: A History of the Hindmarsh Cricket Club by Denis Brien has won the Jack Pollard trophy.
The Jack Pollard trophy is given by the Australian Cricket Society for the leading cricket book published over the previous 12 months.
All The Kings’ Men, released by SA publishers Wakefield Press, is a fascinating book that shows cricket in the context of community and 19th century working life.
The book records the story of the oldest continuously-operating cricket club still in existence in South Australia – the Hindmarsh Cricket Club, which now operates under the name of West Torrens – and the stories of the people who built it.
It traces the evolution of Club cricket in the Adelaide metropolitan area from the birth of the colony until 1900, highlighting the development of cricket through significant and progressive changes in society, such as industrial relations, transport, education, the telegraph, the press, politics, class and the economy.
All the Kings’ Men: A History of the Hindmarsh Cricket Club is available from Wakefield Press for $49.95.