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Topics to be discussed:

amateur vs professional, role of class & gender, the ‘spirit of cricket’

Questions to think about:

How and why does cricket emerge as an organised sport in 18thC England?

What causes the key changes to the game in the 19thC?

Why does the demarkation between amateurs and professionals last so long?

What is the 'spirit of cricket'?

TV Empire of Cricket England [via uni login]


Hoyle's Games Improved [1775] (Laws of Cricket on p211)

Robert Edelman and Wayne Wilson, The Oxford Handbook of Sports History, Part One: Theorizing Sports History (2017)

Anthony Bateman 'Cricket pastoral and Englishness' in The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

Rob Light 'Cricket in the eighteenth century' in The Cambridge Companion to Cricket

Duncan Stone 'Cricket's regional identities: the development of cricket and identity in Yorkshire and Surrey' Sport in Society (2008)

Keith A. P. Sandiford Amateurs and Professionals in Victorian County Cricket Albion: A Quarterly Journal Concerned with British Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring, 1983), pp. 32-51

Keith A. P. Sandiford Cricket and the Victorian Society Journal of Social History, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter, 1983), pp. 303-317

John Ford, Cricket a Social history (1972)

David Fraser, Cricket and the law: the man in the white is always right (1993)

C L R James, Cricket (1986)

C L R James, Beyond a Boundary (1963)

Mike Marqusse, Anyone but England: cricket, race and class (1998)

Keith Sandiford, Cricket and the Victorians (1994)