Cricket and Community in England: 1800 to the Present Day by Peter Davies

By Peter Davies

Cricket and neighborhood in England: 1800 to the current Day is a path-breaking enquiry into the social historical past of the summer season game.

It is written via professional cricket historians and according to vast fundamental learn. It strains the historical past of the game at grassroots point from its origins correct as much as the current day. it is going to attract the cricket historian and the final activities fanatic alike.

The ebook has major objectives: to supply readers with an available creation to the historical past of grassroots cricket in England and to provide a transparent evaluation of the several stages of this history.

The constitution of ebook is chronological but additionally thematic. Our research starts in bankruptcy 1, within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, with an inquiry into the character of early recreation and early cricket. the subsequent bankruptcy, bankruptcy 2, investigates the way the 1st cricket golf equipment have been shaped. We then flow on, in bankruptcy three, to the difficulty of festival. we'll examine the idea that of the problem fit and in addition evaluation how such occasions contributed to the early improvement of the game. entering into the 20 th century, in bankruptcy four we examine the importance of the 2 global wars for the advance of cricket. As regards the post-war period, bankruptcy five examines a number matters, together with multiculturalism within the grassroots online game, the position of girls, gear and junior cricket. And the ultimate bankruptcy, bankruptcy 6, brings the tale of cricket as much as date.

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