Overview:Cricket at the Crossroads: Class, Colour and Controversy from 1967 to 1977 - In a decade spanning the 1960s and 1970s three major crises gripped the world of cricket. The Close Affair in 1967, when Brian Close was relieved of the England captaincy in controversial circumstances, laid bare the ugly class prejudice which had lingered on from the days of Gentlemen and Players. The d'Oliveria Affair saw the selection of an England touring party become a major international incident which divided the nation. And the birth of World Series cricket forced players and establishment alike to confront the very nature of the game, and how it should be played.Torn between the politics of the sport and the shifting social pressures of the day, the venerable institution of cricket found itself caught at a crossroads that would come to define how the game would be played and received for years to come. Based on original research and interviews with key figures of the day, Guy Fraser-Sampson evokes the era of the 1960s and 70s, the attitudes and politics of the time, and tells for the first time the story of the decade that dragged cricket forever into the modern era.Along the way, the book tells the story of some of the cricketing greats, and of their triumphs, disasters, and personal tragedies. Gary Sobers, Colin Cowdrey, Ted Dexter, Ray Illingworth, John Snow, Derek Underwood, Geoff Boycott. The ups, the downs, and the elusive what-ifs.
This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725648-9781907642333. It was written by the following authors: Guy Fraser-Sampson. Book Cricket at the Crossroads: Class, Colour and Controversy from 1967 to 1977, which can be read online, published by the company: Elliott & Thompson Limited. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books. The book was published on 2011-09-22 00:00:00. It has 288 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 553 g. File for download Cricket at the Crossroads: Class, Colour and Controversy from 1967 to 1977 has PDF format and is called cricket-at-the-crossroads-class-colour-and-controversy-from-1967-to-1977.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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