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!
The third Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research features a paper by Jeremy Lonsdale, who has had two works recently published on the history of Yorkshire cricket.
Thanks to the encouragement and energy of the editorial team of Bruce Murray, Richard Parry and Jonty Winch Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910-1971 is now in print as part of Palgrave's series of studies in sport and politics. The largest guffaw of the BSSH's* recent conference came when one of the delegates said that sport and politics shouldn't mix. Our book is a c. 70,000 word refutation of that statement.
Our first seminar features two speakers. Raf Nicholson, will talk about international women's cricket during the apartheid era while Richard Parry will discuss cricket among indigenous mineworkers on the Rand. And I'll be acting as chair in my capacity both as co-convenor of the seminar and a contributor to the book of a chapter on the first South African men's cricket captain, Percy Sherwell. Do come along and to listen to our guests and to join in the debate about the role of sport in the development of South African society in the twentieth century.
A short post with a link giving access to my latest publication for the International Journal for the History of Sport on early West Indies cricket.