Author(s): Michael Panckridge
Like a Big Bash League match, this junior fiction series is explosive, entertaining and action-packed! Bronsen Park is the best cricket ground in the world - well at least according to Fletcher and Jana. They have even formed a special Bronsen Park Cricket Club with their friends. The only drawback is Mrs Grumblehoofer, the park curator, who is ready to ban the game the moment the ball gets hit into the wrong area. Luckily for Mrs Grumblehoofer, the gang are taking a night off from the park and going to watch a WBBL and BBL double-header between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. There is half-time entertainment too - a very impressive grammar school cricket team. The following day, the kids are even more excited. It's going to be their biggest ever game at the park - a full T20 match. But when they arrive, their space is already taken ...by the grammar school team from last night! Will Fletcher and Jana reach an agreement with the other team and also find a way to get Mrs Grumblehoofer onside?
Inspired by his passion for sport and desire to get reluctant readers engaged in books, primary and middle school teacher Michael Panckridge put his mind to finding out what kids want to read. Some years later he finds himself the author of over 35 books - his work ranging from the bestselling Legends and Anniversary Legends series, the Toby Jones series with cricket star Brett Lee, The League of Legends series with rugby league great Laurie Daley, through to his latest novels including The Cursed, The Vanishings and The Immortal. These latter novels are intriguing and sinister adventure books with elements of mystery and suspense that keep the reader guessing - not to be read at night! Michael has drawn on his experience in the school environment for his latest book called Be Bully Free. Co-authored with Cathie Thornton, it is a practical hands-on guide for individuals, families and schools.