Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches

Subtitle:
The Controversial South African Tour of 1970
By:
Dr Colin Shindler
Price:
£19.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785316340
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
320

Description

Cricket, England's gentle summer game, was shaken to its core by demonstrations, strikes, arrests and violence amid growing global disgust at apartheid, ahead of South Africa's planned 1970 tour. One of sport's leading social historians tells the astonishing story of a cricket tour framed in a landscape of turbulent social history.

About the author

Dr Colin Shindler is best known for his William Hill-nominated childhood memoir Manchester United Ruined My Life. He has written numerous books on sport and history as well as biographies of footballer Mike Summerbee and cricketer Bob Barber. He has been a contributor to Wisden, The Cricketer, Wisden Cricket Monthly, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Times. He has lectured on modern history at Cambridge University for 20 years.