Sport in History Podcast 36 – Allister Webb

The history of international cricket in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with Geoff talking to Allister Webb about Yorkshire and Glamorgan County Cricket Clubs.

Headingley before the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup

This episode was recorded in lieu of Allister giving his paper at the Sport & Leisure History Seminar at the IHR, which of course was cancelled due to the coronavirus. It was the first time wrestling with video conferencing for the podcast for those of us this side of the Atlantic so please bear with the occasional techncial blips.

And Allister proved prescient on the prospects for the Olympics and cricket this summer!

Allister is a part-time PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University, researching public attitudes towards the staging of contemporary sports events in relation to cricket, and he previously completed an MA in Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University.

The title of Allister’s paper was ‘Why history matters in contemporary sporting events: A case study of the bidding process for international cricket matches in England and Wales.’ If you’d like to hear Allister give his paper we’ll be rescheduling the seminar for the next academic year when all being well the pnademic will have passed.

Headingley during the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup

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