By Alan Ross
Alan Ross (1922-2001) - exclusive poet, trip author, and editor of London journal - additionally controlled to excel within the function of cricket correspondent for the Observer, during which ability he England/MCC on excursions of Australia, South Africa and the West Indies. within the book-length debts he released of those excursions, his lifelong love of the sport discovered excellent expression. Australia 55 bargains Ross's views at the conflict for the Ashes, the vacationing part led via Len Hutton, and Ross's personal vibrant first impressions of the host country.
'The vast fluctuations of the sequence - England, crushed in Brisbane, received in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide to preserve the Ashes - engaged [Ross's] curiosity; his fascination with Len Hutton, a 'lonely determine struck down via as many mess ups as any overworked hero in Greek mythology', deepened...'
Gideon Haigh, Cricinfo
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