Under the Southern Cross: The Autobiography of David Boon
David Boon is one of only two Australians to have played in more than 100 cricket Tests. Between 1984 and 1996, he was a mainstay of the Australian team and, despite his achievements, retained his humility and his working-class origins. This work traces his career, from his early days in Tasmania, through his tough initiation in Test cricket, to the time when he was acknowledged as one of the true greats of the sport. Boon recalls the highlights of his career, including the 1987 World Cup victory and the 1995 defeat of the mighty West Indies. Also, he looks back on the cricketers he played with and against, such as Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Imran Khan. The text also includes a statistical record of Boon's career.