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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!
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?


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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 31, 2016

    Random House Australia Children's

    160 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook


    October 31, 2016

    Random House Australia

    160 pages

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