Barbed Wire and Cucumber Sandwiches – The Controversial South Africa Cricket Tour of 1970

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Author(s): Colin Schindler

SKU: 9781785316340 Barcode: 9781785316340

The compelling story of a cricket tour framed in a landscape of turbulent social history. Cricket, England's gentle summer game, was shaken to its core by demonstrations, strikes, arrests and violence amid global disgust at apartheid, ahead of South Africa's planned 1970 tour. The battle to stop and then to save the tour split the nation, drove a wedge between the generations and destroyed friendships. In this book, Colin Schindler delves into MCC archives and interviews key players from this era to tell the full untold story of one of cricket's biggest controversies. Published in 2020.

Size: 162mm x 240mm – 320 pages.