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Around the Grounds : Magic Moments From The Life Of A Sports Broadcaster - Peter Newlinds

Around the Grounds

Magic Moments From The Life Of A Sports Broadcaster

By: Peter Newlinds, David Brewster (As told to)

Paperback | 23 July 2018

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In Around the Grounds , Peter shares memories and insights that will fire sparks of nostalgia in Australian sporting enthusiasts. In this marvellous memoir, Peter recalls teenage years working inside the grand scoreboard of the SCG, to the pressure of auditioning for the ABC in front of a childhood hero, and then through a long career with the national broadcaster. It's the story of the sporting fan who manages to live out the ultimate sporting fantasy: working as a commentator with one of the world's great sporting broadcasters.

Peter describes his numerous experiences with Grandstand covering everything from international cricket to air-pistol shooting on the outskirts of New Delhi. In doing so he provides the reader with numerous insights into life 'one step away' from the action, working with broadcasting legends and crossing paths with sporting greatness at regular intervals.

After reading Around the Grounds, readers will never listen to radio sport coverage in quite the same way again.

About the Authors

Peter Newlinds grew up in Sydney, listening to the great sporting commentators of the day. He studied Communications in Canberra before joining community sports radio station 2SSS, where he gained grass-roots experience over a number of years including filing reports for the BBC World Service, radio 2GB and SBS television. Peter then moved to the ABC for the next 18 years. Based originally in Sydney and later in Hobart, Peter covered everything from cricket and rugby league to the shooting at two Commonwealth Games and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Peter has written for ABC Grandstand's collection Unsung Sporting Heroes and Top 10s of Australian Cricket. He now works as a freelancer, continuing to write, work as an MC for sporting events, and do occasional radio spots and commentary duties.

David Brewster is a Melbourne-based freelance writer. He established his own writing business in 2009 after a career in management and management consulting. His work focuses on ghostwriting of books, predominantly in the memoir and business genres.

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