Machine Guns And Cricket Bats - Jeff Grzinic

Machine Guns And Cricket Bats - Jeff Grzinic
Machine Guns And Cricket Bats - Jeff Grzinic

“I Found Myself in Tel Aviv Playing an International Cricket Game, Surrounded by Israeli Soldiers With Machine Guns…”

What do machine guns have to do with cricket? Find out in the entertaining memoir Machine Guns and Cricket Bats. This fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the sometimes "dangerous" and always entertaining world of international cricket is a must-read for sports fans.

As a toddler in Western Australia, author Jeff Grzinic was involved in a serious car accident. He spent decades overcoming his injuries to become an international cricketer, playing for a country that didn’t even exist when he was born!

This inspiring true-life story about one man’s struggle that ends in reaching a seemingly impossible goal, makes an intriguing read not only for cricket fans, but for fans of life. Competing in the world of international cricket, the author’s fun  memoir takes readers through the underbelly of European cricket, including all the spectacular sights, cheap motels, and  most importantly, the people he meets. Machine Guns will bowl you over!


MACHINE GUNS AND CRICKET BATS (ISBN: 978-1-61204-036-3) is now available for $18 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at or


Australian born and raised of Croatian parents, Jeff Grzinic has been a passionate cricketer since he was old enough to   swing a bat. “Although I was never going to play for Australia due to the injuries sustained in a serious car accident, I  certainly made the most of the opportunities presented to me and became the best cricketer I could be. Just when I thought my chances of playing higher level cricket had passed me by, a phone call changed my life forever, and I ended up playing  international cricket!”

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