CRICKET WAS THE WINNER is a short story that reminds us of the importance of the little things in life, from bestselling author William McInnes.
A heart-warming short story that will make us laugh and cry, and remind us why the little things in our lives are so important, from one of Australia s best-loved writers, William McInnes. Lachlan and his dad head down to the oval for the under-twelves cricket game, as they do most Saturdays in the season; it s part of their routine. Lachlan hopes he ll get some runs. His dad is happy to stand on the sidelines with the other cricket parents, drink coffee and cheer the team on. But this weekend, the other team s umpire had to work, so Lachlan s dad has to do the boys a favour and stand in out in the middle. He also hopes his son will gets some runs as he umpires the under-twelves, but most of all, he wants Lachlan to do his best by the game and walk tall at the end of the day, knowing that cricket was the winner.
Praise for WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA: 'In this quiet, gentle book, actor and writer William McInnes joins his wife, filmmaker Sarah Watt, to describe the unexceptional fabric of their suburban lives. The effect is remarkable. But even in the most ordinary of lives there are heartbreaking events that McInnes and Watt deal with in a way in which sensitivity is never overwhelmed by drama... This is more than a book about ordinariness. It is a subtle celebration of the simple, transcendental joys of love and family, set against the recurrence of Watt s cancer which, as she wrote, moved into her bones and the challenge of dealing with the stark reality that it was terminal.' - Sydney Morning Herald
'If you could use some inspiration to seize the day, this lovely book could be for you.' - Canberra Times
'What a beautiful and tactile book to have and to hold, to read through, to skip through, to enjoy the beauty of filmmaker Sarah Watt s photography and the excellence of the entire publication. It is a privilege to be a part of actor William McInnes and Watt s domain, sharing the laughter, sadness and simple pleasures and humility of their lives.' - Ballarat Courier
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers and actors. His books include the bestselling memoirs A Man's Got to Have a Hobby and That'd Be Right. In 2012 his book Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his wife, Sarah Watt, was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and Indie Awards.
Also an award-winning actor and best known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers and SeaChange, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor in the film Unfinished Sky. He recently starred in the TV dramas Deep Water and Rake.
William grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children.