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

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

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. ...

Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in 18th-century England 2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140283549

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