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  • Sport, Rules and Valuesby Graham McFee

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 79.95

    Sport, Rules and Values presents a philosophical perspective on issues concerning the character of sport. Discussion focuses on three broad uses commonly urged for rules: to define sport; to judge or assess sport performance; and to characterize the value of sport - especially if that value is regarded as moral value. In general, Sport, Rules and... more...

  • Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Ageby Stephen Wagg

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Bringing together leading international writers on cricket and society, this important new book places cricket in the postcolonial life of the major Test-playing countries. Exploring the culture, politics, governance and economics of cricket in the twenty-first century, this book dispels the age-old idea of a gentle game played on England's village... more...

  • Botham's Book of the Ashesby Ian Botham

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 26.78

    Sir Ian Botham and the Ashes are as closely intertwined as willow and leather or Merv Hughes and his moustache. You simply cannot think of one without the other. In this book, Sir Ian takes you on a ride through a lifetime's relationship with cricket's oldest and most treasured prize, revealing just how it has shaped his life and how he has helped... more...

  • The Making of New Zealand Cricketby Greg Ryan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    It is generally forgotten that cricket rather than rugby union was the 'national game' in New Zealand until the early years of the twentieth century. This book shows why and how cricket developed in New Zealand and how its character changed across time. Greg Ryan examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European... more...

  • One Split Secondby Michelle Schwarz

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    One Split Second opens with the sudden and violent death of cricket legend David Hookes outside a Melbourne bayside hotel, late one night in January 2004. From there it surveys all that flowed from that fateful event ? the sometimes hysterical reaction of the public and the popular media, and the reaction of friends and family of the two protagonists,... more...