Behind the Green Door

Tales from the Sydney Cricket Ground Home Room


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By Bobby Barter
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 256
Book Size 241 x 165 x 17 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Dec 2010
Subject Classification Sports & outdoor recreation

Bobby Barter was the Sydney Cricket Ground's incumbent home room attendant. Behind the scenes for Cricket NSW and Australian cricket team's dressing room, he has seen it all.

This is a collection of personal recollections, anecdotes of Australia's top players including Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden, Merv Hughes, Justin Langer, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Stuart MacGill, Glenn McGrath and more. These are the yarns, repartee and light-hearted frivolity of the superstars of cricket as well as the challenges and pressures they face. Entwined with Bobby's cricket knowledge, facts and figures and lots of nostalgia, all of these dressing room stories show the life behind the scenes of cricket.

Bobby Barter

Bobby Barter has been attending the ground since he was a kid n short duds He played as a specialist wicket keeper for the Penshurst Club into his mid-fifties. He played his heart out on the coir mats and afterwards drank schooners with the panache of a Dougy Walters. He served a solid apprenticeship for over twenty years as team manager with the Randwick-Petersham Club but in the summer of 2005 Bobby found his Shangri-la. He was appointed to serve cricket inside the New South Wales and Australian dressing room at his beloved SCG. He regards it as a privilege.