Real International Cricket: A History in One Hundred by Roy Morgan

By Roy Morgan

Real overseas Cricket charts cricket's international evolution around the final one hundred seventy five years. writer Roy Morgan selects a hundred diverse scorecards from suits regarding non-Test-playing countries, performed among 1840 and the trendy day. From early adopters Canada and united states, to best affiliates eire and Afghanistan; from nations the place cricket's the nationwide recreation, resembling Fiji and Papua New Guinea, to outposts like Saint Helena and New Caledonia, or Hungary and Romania, the place cricket is in its infancy. each one scorecard is followed by means of a fit document, surroundings every one fit in an ancient context. Tracing alterations within the surroundings, the scale of the crowds, the fashion of hospitality, equipment of delivery, the jobs of expats and native gamers, how the factors have risen or fallen over the years, and the expanding value of women's internationals. From the early years, in the course of the Golden Age, the decline sooner than, and revival after the second one global warfare, to the present-day fight to take care of multi-innings cricket opposed to the thrill of one-day internationals and Twenty20. this can be a tribute to the game's pioneers, fanatics and eccentrics and exhibits how cricket has constructed as an international sport.

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