The qualitative research methodology of autoethnography has been used by the researcher to explore his own lived experience as a father, specifically focusing on his experiences with his son playing cricket. As an autoethnography, the article unfolds as a first-person narrative that endeavours to connect the personal experiences of one particular father to wider social and cultural aspects of being a parent today. The narrative draws on data spanning 18 months to explore the researcher’s “unknown” world of being a cricketing Dad.


Autoethnography, Cricket, Parenting

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Dr. Peter de Vries is a lecturer in education at Central Queensland University. His research focuses on music and music education and has been published in peer reviewed international journals such as Music Education Research, International Journal of Music Education, and The Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. He uses narrative methodologies in his research and has explored how poetry can be used to present research findings. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: The School of Education and the Arts, Central Queensland University, PO Box 135, Mackay Qld 4740; Email p.devries@cqu.edu.au.

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