Cricket Outlaws: Inside Kerry Packer's World Series Revolution
Very few have Austin 'Ocker' Robertson's inside knowledge of World Series Cricket. He was there from the very first breath of the revolution that transformed the game in Australia, and worldwide. After a stellar schoolboy career as an Australian Rules footballer and state representative water polo player, Austin dominated the West Australian Football League with a record 1211 goals in 251 games from 1962 to 1974. In ten state games for WA he booted 44 goals and, in his only season at his father's old club, South Melbourne, he finished second on the VFL goal-kicking table with 60 goals in 18 games. Austin has had a roller-coaster career after football - as a journalist, sports promoter and book publisher. He also managed many of Australia's leading sportsmen, including cricketers Dennis Lillee, Allan Border and Shane Warne, world surfing champions Layne Beachley and Mark Richards, soccer star Craig Johnston, boxing legend Jeff Fenech, swimmer Lisa Forrest and AFL character Dermott Brereton. In 2015, Austin was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. Austin Robertson writes a popular weekly column for The Post newspaper group in Perth.