The Development of West Indies Cricket: The Age of Nationalism v. 1

The Development of West Indies Cricket: The Age of Nationalism v. 1

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 25.4mm | 522g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 31 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0745314678
  • 9780745314679

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Table of contents

The West Indies embrace of Englishness; an Anglo American apprenticeship; Pelham Warner's agenda; political ideology and anti colonialism; popular art and cultural freedom; gender order and women's game; the anti apartheid struggle at home and abroad. Appendices: tribute to sir Gary Sobers; on Michael Manley's "A history of West Indies cricket"; an interview with Sir Clyde Walcott; rejecting women - Queen's Park Cricket Club, Trinidad; Gavaskar in the West Indies; West Indies - Test Captain's records; West Indies - Test career batting averages; West Indies - Test career bowling averages.
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About Professor Hilary McD. Beckles

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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