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Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold - Volume 1 launched at Newlands

Cricket and ConquestCricket South Africa recently (CSA) launched the first volume of a trilogy that represents the authentic history of cricket in South Africa: Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914 by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch.

The first volume spans the period from 1795, when the first references are made to cricket being played in this country, to the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

The other two volumes will continue cricket’s story up to the present day.

“This magnificent work is the result of one of the many resolutions CSA enacted after the Transformation Indaba held in 2013,” commented CSA President, Chris Nenzani. “It is indeed more than a work on cricket as wherever the game was played it has played an important role in social cohesion and overcoming prejudices.

“This book contributes hugely to the rich history of the game we all love and will give everyone who has ever played the game in this country their rightful place in history.

“I would like to congratulate all the contributors to this important work, especially the Editor-in-chief, Professor Andre Odendaal, for this valuable book.”

Watch a video of the launch:

Book details

  • Cricket and Conquest: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 1: 1795-1914 by Andre Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch
    EAN: 9781928246138
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