An appreciation of cricket and The Cricket Society on its 75th anniversary.
It's the keynote in the fourth instalment from the BSSH 2020 Conference as we hear previous podcast guest Dr Prashant Kidambi deliver a wide-ranging Sir Derek Birley Memorial lecture on the writing of sports history. Informed by CLR James's classic text Beyond the Boundary Prashant discusses the boundary in sports history - both as a literal dividing line and as a metaphor for ways of thinking about sports relationship to wider events.
This is the first in a series of podcasts brought to you from the BSSH's 2020 Conference, which was held online in the last week of August.
The first panel is introduced by BSSH Chair Dr Raf Nicholson and chaired by Dr Conor Heffernan and features two papers by leading British sports historians, Professor Martin Polley of De Montfort University and Dr Luke Harris of the University of Birmingham talking about sport in Edwardian England.
Cricket this week with Nigel Hancock, who is the Chair of the Cricket Society. Nigel is the Chair of the Cricket Society, which is an organisation which exists to promote the study of the history of cricket, with a regularly published Journal and bulletin as well as live events with cricketers and the people who write about them.
As a tribute to Everton Weekes, one of the greats of cricket, I publish my entry on him in the Dictionary of Latin American and Caribbean Biography.
This week it's the history of Indian cricket with Dr Prashant Kidambi of the University of Leicester.
His latest book, Cricket Country: An Indian Odyssey in the Age of Empire, tells the story of the first All-India team to visit Britain in 1911 and much, much more.
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.
The next BSSH Sport and Leisure History seminar at the IHR will be given by Allister Smith on the relationship between cricket history and the bidding process for major sporting events such as the Men's Cricket World Cup of 2019.
6pm Mon 2nd December, John S Cohen Room
The ninth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research continues the summer interview season. This week Geoff is talking to the cricket historian Dr Richard Parry about cricket and the turbulent history of South Africa in the twentieth century.
The fourth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research is in a new format! Over the summer break I'll be interviewing a variety of researchers in sports history before bringing you a series of podcast specials from the BSSH's conference in September.
The first interview is with podcast regular Dr Raf Nicholson of Bournemouth University. Raf talks to me about her work as a journalist covering women's cricket and how this fits in with her academic work researching the history of the women's game in the UK. Raf talks about the relationship between the development of the women's game and its relationship with the feminist movement, as well as discussing how she uses oral history in her work. We also discussed the implications of the D'Oliveira Affair for women's international cricket. Listen out too for some trash talking of the 1990s men's cricket team!