The first full-length history of cricket in many years from one of the world s authorities. With fascinating detail, Peter Wynne-Thomas explodes old myths surrounding the origins of cricket and provides new insights into the game's development from a rudimentary ball-game to a highly sophisticated sport that is still spreading to new parts of the world.
Cricket has always been seen as a barometer of English trends and events. Cricket has responded and adapted to -- and throughout -- class structures, world wars, apartheid and commercialism. By placing cricket in this wider social and political context, here is the most revealing comprehensive picture yet of the game's extraordinary colorful history, from its earliest origins and its Golden Age at the turn of the century to its current popularity in the 1990's.
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In this work, the author examines old myths and offers insights into cricket's development from a rudimentary ball-game into a highly sophisticated sport that is still spreading to new parts of the world.
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Book Description Seven Hills Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 117020486