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Bill Nasson Reviews Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa by Dean Allen

Empire, War & Cricket in South AfricaVerdict: carrot

The achievement of Empire, War & Cricket is to weave together the political history of a supercharged imperial moment in the country, when there was so much to play for, with the history of the game of cricket in its formative decades.

Entangled indissolubly with the British Empire, and with its arrogant sense of calling and destiny, Dean Allen explores how cricket was pursued in this colonial setting across a broad and colourful canvas.

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