It's Not Cricket by Simon Rae

By Simon Rae

An eye-opening survey of cricket, from the gang violence and blatant match-rigging of the eighteenth century, right down to the 20th century's obvious abuses of the spirit of the game.

Written within the related vigorous variety that gained such compliment for his W.G. Grace: A Life, Simon Rae's historical past of dishonest will attract the cricket fan and common reader alike. starting from Thomas White, who notoriously arrived on the crease with a bat the dimensions of the wicket, on in the course of the Bodyline controversy and throwing, sledging, umpire baiting, and the new shame of Hansie Cronje, It's no longer Cricket makes us ask even if cricket relatively ever was once the yardstick of all that's actual, sincere, natural and of excellent reputation.

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