An Ocean of Cricket
Barrie Cassidy, Adam Cassidy
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Pictures from the Pacific
The joy of cricket, island-style!
Cricket in the South Pacific is a joyous affair, played among thatched huts, on main roads and beside some stunning beaches. An Ocean of Cricket celebrates the healthy competition and community spirit that cricket inspires in the villages of Vanuatu, the isolated Lau Islands of Fiji, and off the coast of Papua New Guinea. In these exotic environments, the game is a magical mix of the traditional and the tribal.
An Ocean of Cricket meets with the cricket enthusiasts and discovers why they do so well in national competitions. It captures in words and stunning photographs the special customs and the extraordinary passion that the islanders have for the game. Join Adam and Barrie Cassidy for a magnificent photographic tour of the grass-roots tournaments, the roadside rubbers and the beachfront battles of cricket, island-style!
About the authors
Adam Cassidy currently works for the International Cricket Council in their East Asia-Pacific office where he works closely with the cricket associations of Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji and PNG. Adam has travelled extensively throughout the islands and lived for 12 months with a local family in Mele village, Vanuatu as an Australian Government Volunteer.
Barrie Cassidy is one of Australia's most experienced journalists and host of two programs on ABC TV, Insiders, a political discussion program, and Offsiders, a wrap of the week in sport. He is the author of a bestselling book on the 2010 Australian federal election, The Party Thieves.