Ambassadors of Goodwill – MCC Tours 1946/47 - 1970/71

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Author(s): Mark Peel

SKU: 9781785313806 Barcode: 9781785313806

Ever since Victorian times, MCC had embraced the amateur ideal that cricket was more than a game. It was the very essence of camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Yet, for all their evangelising, the game's privileged elite were part of the British establishment which revelled in its national prestige and imperial hegemony. And winning at cricket was essential to maintaining that stature. This book assesses MCC's attempt to marry these conflicting objectives and foster goodwill within the Empire/Commonwealth via long, formal overseas tours. Published in 2018.

Size: 160mm x 242mm – 367 pages.