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The commentary box 2013

Martin Blake has worked in mainstream media for 30 years covering various sports.

Currently freelancing, he is broadcasting football for the ABC, has a weekly gig at SEN radio is the senior writer for Golf Australia and pens a column for espn.com.au website on football, as well as writing and editing books.

He has written various books in recent years. ‘The Rise of the Sydney Swans’, a chronicle of the best 10 years in that club’s history, was published by Penguin Australia in 2013. He ‘ghost’ wrote Allan Border’s ‘Cricket As I See It’ in 2014 and in 2015, his book on the Alastair Clarkson years at Hawthorn, ‘Mighty Fighting Hawks’, was published. In 2016, an update of ‘Mighty Fighting Hawks’ was published.

He is co-author of Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson’s autobiography, ‘Bomber: The Whole Story’ which will be published in 2016.

He also co-authored ‘Keeping It Real’ with former Victorian cricket captain Darren Berry and ‘World Cup Cricket’ in 1992.

image-380x600Blake covered cricket, football, golf and basketball for ‘The Age’ in Melbourne for more than 25 years from 1986 until 2012 before going freelance. He is a past sports editor of The Age, was inducted to the MCG Media Hall of Fame in 2006, and has won numerous awards from the AFL, in cricket, golf and basketball.

He has covered two Olympic Games, two Commonwealth Games, three cricket World Cups including Australia’s triumph in England in 1999 and on the Indian subcontinent in 1987, four Masters golf tournaments at Augusta National and three Open Championships in the UK.

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