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The Rebel Tours: Cricket's Crisis of Conscience
The Rebel Tours: Cricket's Crisis of Conscience
by Peter May
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.86

4.0 out of 5 stars A much more intelligent book than the cover suggests, 17 Dec 2009
Whilst the cricket retains substantial amounts of coverage (Sylvester Clarke's post lunch spell with a West Indian XI staring down the barrel of defeat being more remarkable than other, far-more feted "official" efforts), it is the descent from initial optimism that "world-class" cricket had returned to the Republic to the eventual reality of merely papering over cracks that endures. Criticisms of insufficient primary quotes are valid, but the notion that many pivotal characters remain unwilling to provide them is part of the story. A much more intelligent book than the cover suggests.


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