Playing the Game?

Subtitle:
Cricket's Tarnished Ideals from Bodyline to the Present
By:
Mark Peel
Price:
£18.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781785314377
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
288

Description

Playing the Game? looks at the changing ethics of cricket, from the infamous Bodyline series of 1932/33 to the present day. After decades of sledging, intimidatory bowling, blatant gamesmanship and dissent, the MCC adopted 'The Spirit of Cricket' in 2000. While the concept is a noble one, its impact has so far been limited. 

About the author

Mark Peel is the author of ten books including England Expects: A Biography of Ken Barrington (winner of the 1993 Cricket Society Literary Award), Cricketing Falstaff: A Biography of Colin Milburn and The Last Roman: A Biography of Colin Cowdrey. He is also a contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.