This two-volume work provides an analysis of the ebb and flow of West Indies cricket fortunes. This first volume examines the short-lived "first rising" of West Indian cricket supremacy, associated with the Worrell-Sobers axis and which, the book argues, sent a clear message to the world that the newly-independent nations of the West Indies were able to lead world cricket with certainty, purpose and poise. The book then examines the "second rising" under Lloyd and Richards, which he views as seminal in the context of West Indies cricket and in the global history of the game. In addition the book examines the roles of political ideology and anti-colonialism, the contribution of gender and the women's game, and the influence of the anti-apartheid struggle in the Caribbean and abroad.
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Hilary Beckles is Professor of History at the University of the West Indies, director of the Centre for Cricket Research at the Cave Hill campus in Barbados, and has recently been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He has written extensively on history and cricket.
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Book Description Pluto Press, 1999. Book Condition: Good. Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5307777
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008717768