WIN: Be inspired by Gilly's Champions of Cricket in new book

Adam Gilchrist at an Autism in Cricket event in WA. Picture: Supplied
Adam Gilchrist at an Autism in Cricket event in WA. Picture: Supplied

If you're thinking about Christmas gifts for the little cricketer in your life, it'd be hard to go past Adam Gilchrist's new book.

The beloved Aussie wicket-keeper and prolific run-scorer has just released Champions of Cricket through Affirm Press, and Australian Community Media has three copies to give away to lucky readers.

The book celebrates 30 male and female cricketers whose passion, leadership and risk-taking have shaped the great sport.

Perfect for youngsters who idolise Sydney icons like Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Ashleigh Gardner and Ellyse Perry, the book is designed to inspire the cricketers of tomorrow.

Adam Gilchrist's Champions of Cricket. Picture: Affirm Press

Adam Gilchrist's Champions of Cricket. Picture: Affirm Press

"The players in this book are a blend of my childhood heroes, the legends I got to play the great game with and the players that inspire me today," Gilly said.

"I hope their stories show young cricketers that anyone can make it in our national game."

Champions of Cricket features stats and biographical information on the featured players and illustrations from Michael Weldon, as well as insightful and funny profiles from Gilly, who also looks into his own childhood growing up in regional NSW.

Gilchrist went on to capture the hearts of the nation with his exceptional skills with the bat and the gloves, earning such honours as the Allan Border Medal, Wisden Cricketer of the Year and ODI Player of the Year.

He is also an ambassador for Autism Association of WA's Autism in Cricket program, and hopes the book shows kids in the program that cricket is for everyone.

Australian Community Media has three copies of Adam Gilchrist's Champions of Cricket to give away.

For a chance to win, simply fill out the form below and tell us in 25 words or fewer which cricketer has inspired you the most, and why.

Entries close midnight Tuesday, November 16.

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