Cricket, I just love it! It really is the best. Batting, bowling, fielding, Twenty20 or a test. I watch it or I listen and of course I always play. Cricket is my favourite part of every single day. For any kid who's ever hit a six over the back fence or dreamed of making a century at the MCG, here is a love song to Australia's most iconic summer sport.
Alister Nicholson is one of Australia's best-known radio and TV sports commentators. He is a leading voice on ABC Sport's AFL and cricket coverage and has commentated many of the biggest sporting events in Australia and overseas, including AFL grand finals, the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and Test cricket. Alister grew up in Penguin on the north-west coast of Tasmania, where he dreamed about one day becoming a sports broadcaster. He now lives in Melbourne with his young family. Tom Jellett has illustrated a number of books for children including Whale in the Bath by Kylie Westaway, The Gobbledygook is Eating a Book by Justine Clarke and Arthur Baysting, and My Dad Thinks He's Funny by Katrina Germein. Tom has also been an editorial illustrator for News Limited and been included in the Editorial and Book category for Illustrators 53, exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, New York in 2011 and 2013. He was also included in Communication Arts Illustration Annual 2012, 3x3 Children's Show No. 9, and was Highly Commended in the 2013 Illustrators Australia Awards.