About the Book
The new Adelaide Oval has many admirers. 'Graceful', 'charming', 'refined', 'modest', 'an exquisite jewel', were words and a phrase used to describe the old ground. When it became evident that the old western stands were due for demolition in 2009 I took several hundred photographs (116 of which are reproduced here) to provide a record of a lost place and time.
A leading Australian sports historian and the author of 29 books, most of them on cricket, Bernard was curator of the Adelaide Oval Museum from 1994 to 2009 and published and edited the journal Baggy Green from 1998 to 2010. He holds a doctorate in history from Flinders University.