ISBN 9781107601949,The Cambridge Companion To Cricket

The Cambridge Companion To Cricket



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781107601949

ISBN-10 1107601940


Number of Pages 308 Pages
Language (English)


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. Cricket Has A Unique Adaptability And A Continuing Ability To Excite National Passions. 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 And Provides Profiles Of Iconic Players Including Don Bradman, Brian Lara And Sachin Tendulkar. Presenting A Global Panoramic View Of Cricket'S Complicated Development And Its Political And Sporting Controversies, The Book Provides A Rich Insight Into A Unique Sporting And Cultural Heritage.

Table Of Contents
List Of Figures And Tables
List Of Contributors
List Of Frequently Used Abbreviations
Jeferey Hill And Anthony Bateman
1 Cricket Pastoral And Englishness
Anthony Bateman
2 Cricket In The Eighteenth Century
Rob Light
3 Corruption In Cricket
David Frith
4 Broadcasting And Cricket In England
Jack Williams
5 Bodyline, Jardine And Masculinity
Patrick F. Mcdevitt
6 Don Bradman: Just A Boy From Bowral
Tom Heenan And David Dunstan
7 The Packer Cricket War
Richard Cashman
8 New Zealand Cricket And The Colonial Relationship
Greg Ryan
9 C. L. R. James And Cricket
Kenneth Surin
10 Reading Brian Lara And The Traditions Of Caribbean Cricket Poetry
Claire Westall
11 The Detachment Of West Indies Cricket From The Nationalist Scaffold
Hillary Mcd. Beckles
12 The Indian Premier League And World Cricket
Boria Majumdar
13 Hero, Celebrity And Icon: Sachin Tendulkar And India Public Culture
Prashant Kidambi
14 Conflicting Loyalties: Nationalism And Religion In India-Pakistan Cricket Relations
Mihir Bose
15 Cricket And Representations Of Beauty: Newlands Cricket Ground And The Roots Of Apartheid In South African Cricket
Andre Odendall
16 Writing The Modern Game
Rob Steen
17 Cricket And International Politics
Stephen Wagg And Jon Gemmell
Further Reading