With Bat and Ball. Twenty-five years reminiscences of Austrailian and Ango-Australian Cricket. Giffen writes of his early life and his career in top-level cricket for South Australia and the national team, including his tours to England, from 1877 for the 20 years until the book was published. The final chapter contains statistics of his own first-class career; and book concludes with an appendix entitled ‘Hints for young cricketers’. Giffen describes many Australian cricketers in some detail, and there are many portraits in this book.