State Showdown (Glenn Maxwell #3)
A junior fiction series about an up-and-coming cricketer who is mentored by Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell. Will Albright has finally achieved his dream of representing his home state of Victoria in cricket! But while playing at the MCG in a junior T20 competition may be a dream come true, it could fast turn into a nightmare if Will can't focus long enough to get his form together. Luckily Glenn Maxwell is on hand to help Will through his sudden crisis of confidence. It's state against state in a knockout fight to see which team can win the T20 National Youth Shield.
Patrick Loughlin is a high school English teacher and writer who lives in Sydney with his wife, two daughters and hyperactive spoodle. As a kid, Patrick loved sport, he just wasn't very good at it. His biggest achievement on the cricket field came at 39 years of age when he hit three 'sixes' in a row during a family game of beach cricket. His ten-year-old nephew was bowling at the time. The Glenn Maxwell series is Patrick's second children's book series about sport. Glenn Maxwell is one of Australia's most promising young cricket players. At just 25 years of age he is a fixture of the Australian One Day International and T20 sides and has featured in the Australian Test team. Glenn is a big-hitting batsman who can also bowl a handy off-spin. After the 2014 Indian Premier League Season, Glenn was labelled the leading Twenty20 cricket player in the world.