Martin Rogers is releasing new book Cricket in the Genes: George Bailey, a Bailey family history which links the Sharks legend to his great-great-grandfather George Herbert Bailey, a member of the first Australian team to tour England in 1878. There’s a cricketing thread running through the story for the best part of 200 years, not to mention numerous offbeat family connections from captains of industry, high-profile politicians, military and naval adventurers, and the mandatory convict or three.
Players, officials, supporters, and all cricket followers are welcome at the launch hosted by the Australian Cricket Society Tasmania Branch on Thursday, October 11. It will be a unique opportunity to purchase a copy hot off the press (EFTPOS or cash, $29.95), and to have it personally signed if you wish.
The function is at the Century Room, Bellerive Oval, 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. At the start of the evening, the author will be interviewing George and his father John.
NB There will be a cover charge of $15 for Society members ($20 non-members) with supper provided. Under 16s half price. Dress is neat casual with tracksuits and sandshoes/joggers not permitted. RSVP to Vicki Harrison on 03 6287 6996 or 0415 482 525 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, October 8 at the latest.
For anybody who can't get along, but would like to order a copy of the book, please email email@example.com with your name and address, and provide confirmation of payment of $39.95 (RRP $29.95 plus postage) by bank transfer to:
Sort code: 01 70 42
Account number: 351 112 442
Orders to be collected from the Cricket Museum at Bellerive Oval, same payment details as above excluding postage.