Author(s): Ruth Starke
If white boys can't jump, can Asian boys play cricket? Vietnamese-born Lan is sick of being sidelined because of his ethnicity. He decides to gather a group of culturally diverse boys to form a cricket team. Lan and fellow talent-spotter, Izram, comb their suburb for players. After hilarious elimination trials, cricket team Nips XI is born!
Shortlisted for Children's Choice Book Awards: Fiction for Younger Readers 2002.
Ruth Starke worked in public relations and travel marketing before turning to fiction writing in 1992. She has since published nine novels for young people. Ruth teaches English and Creative Writing at Flinders University. She has been a judge of the Australian National Festival Awards for Children's Literature since 1995.