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  • Published: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143782193
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $17.99

Big Bash League 1: Switch Hit Showdown




Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed!

Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed!
LIGHTS, CRICKET, ACTION!
Star batter and die-hard Melbourne Renegades fan Barney is pumped that his school team is going to play in the first-ever T20 Blast School Cup! The competition is nearly full, with just one spot remaining. Then Barney meets Fifi – a Melbourne Stars supporter who is desperate to be part of the action. Problem is, her school doesn't have a cricket team . . .

So when word spreads that the final school has signed up, Barney is shocked to discover that it's led by none other than Fifi. To make matters worse, her team blitzes the opposition in their opening game. It seems a spy mission is in order!

Will the truth come out before Barney and Fifi’s teams collide in the grand final?

  • Pub date: 31 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143782193
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Michael Panckridge

Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, primary and middle school teacher Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what kids want to read. Some years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books – his work ranging from the bestselling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, the Toby Jones series with cricket star Brett Lee, The League of Legends series with rugby league great Laurie Daley, through to his latest novels including The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal. These latter novels are intriguing and sinister adventure books with elements of mystery and suspense that keep the reader guessing – not to be read at night! Michael has drawn on his experience in the school environment for his latest book called Be Bully Free. Co-authored with Cathie Thornton, it is a practical hands-on guide for individuals, families and schools.

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Praise for Big Bash League 1: Switch Hit Showdown

“Middle to older primary aged readers of both sexes will readily identify with the characters in each of these novels and would enjoy the vicarious challenges and victories which these well-plotted, highly credible sports fiction books deliver.”

Russ Merrin, Magpies Magazine

“With decent-sized typeface, chapter headings and illustrations, these stories are easy-to-read and fast-paced, and offer good reading especially to reluctant readers, both boys and girls.”

Di Bates, Buzz Words Books

“The Big Bash League books are fast paced and fun to read, the characters are realistic and diverse, and the plot has enough developments to keep readers enthralled. Author Michael Panckridge clearly knows and loves his cricket!”

Jane O’Connell, CBCA Reading Time


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