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ISBN: 0140283544 / ISBN-13: 9780140283549

Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in 18th-century England

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John Nyren's famous account of the matches of the Hambledon club on Broadhalfpenny Down in the 1770s has passed into cricketing legend, establishing ... Show synopsis

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  • Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in 18th-century England (Penguin Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (2001)
    by David Underdown

    Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in 18th-century England

    Mass-market paperback, Penguin Books Ltd
    2001
    English
    New edition. New edition.
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0140283544
    ISBN-13: 9780140283549

    John Nyren's famous account of the matches of the Hambledon club on Broadhalfpenny Down in the 1770s has passed into cricketing legend, establishing an ideal version of Hambledon at the centre of English cricket history. So, as David Underdown shows in many original and unexpected ways, it was. But Nyren's account conceals as much as it evokes. Setting Hambledon thoroughly in its historical context - social, cultural and political - is the main purpose of this book. Underdown begins with a detailed and revealing account of ... Show more

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