Too Black to Wear Whites – Krom Hendricks – The Remarkable Story of a Cricket Hero Rejected by the Empire

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Author(s): Jonty Winch and Richard Parry

SKU: 9781785318252 Barcode: 9781785318252

The compelling story of Krom Hendricks, the first black South African sporting hero. Hendricks, said to be the fastest bowler in the world during his era, was barred from playing in the 1894 South African tour of England by Cecil Rhodes, having struck fear into the white establishment and elite South African batsmen who feared his express pace and the prospect of humiliation at the hands of a 'coloured' player. Denied the chance to play Test cricket, Krom's perseverance and passion for the game never diminshed and, at the age of 60, he led representative 'coloured' teams in fundraisers during the First World War. Published in 2020.

Size: 162mm x 240mm – 284 pages.