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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.