The Story of an African Game

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New Africa Books, 2003 - Athletes, Black - 367 pages
THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN GAME is a ground-breaking book, the first to cover in detail the history and experiences of black African cricketers in South Africa. It is long overdue, coming 195 years after the first recorded game of cricket in this country was played at the Green Point Common, Cape Town, in 1808. This is a book that will forever change the way we look at South Africa's cricket history and help us understand where the game is heading in the future.
 

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A definitive study of the History of non-racial cricket in South Africa.
Prof.Andre Odendaal has undertaken exhaustive research to ensure that cricket is not seen to be the sole domain of "Whites
" in South Africa.
He traces with sensitivity and insight the struggles of Black cricketers, particularly those from the Eastern Cape, as they sought to establish themselves and to gain recognition in a country bedevilled by the scourges of Apartheid.
The role played by outstanding individuals over many years - both as players and administrators, paints a picture of a Black population ( Indians, Malays, Coloureds included) that loved cricket and overcame innumerable obstacles to continue playing the game with such dedication and passion.
A wonderful legacy for all South African sportsmen - The Story of An African Game deserves to be placed amongst the best books written about Cricket in South Africa.
 

Contents

Acknowledgements
8
Abbreviations and Acronyms
15
A game for princes
21
Part
35
SOUTH AFRICAN COLOURED CRICKET BOARD
59
The formation of national cricket and rugby boards
73
Part
204
Updating Wisdens records 2 I
217
The Howa Bowl
233
Sport part of the community
245
Olympics of the oppressed
257
Part Eight
323
Chains that still bind us
329
References
344
Notes on author and bibliography
356
Copyright

Normal cricket disruptions
225

Common terms and phrases

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