The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

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Editors: Anthony Bateman and Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (2011)
ISBN-10: 0521167876
ISBN-13: 9780521167871
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some rubbing and a few scratches, wear to edges and small creases across the corners. Internally clean, well bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 282
Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.5 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg


Few other team sports can equal the global reach of cricket. Rich in history and tradition, it is both quintessentially English and expansively international, a game that has evolved and changed dramatically in recent times. Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites: the West Indies, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

An international team of contributors explores the enduring influence of cricket on English identity, examines why cricket has seized the imagination of so many literary figures and provides profiles of iconic players including Bradman, Lara and Tendulkar. Presenting a global panoramic view of cricket's complicated development, its unique adaptability and its political and sporting controversies, the book provides a rich insight into a unique sporting and cultural here.


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