Cricket and empire : the 1932-33 bodyline tour of Australia
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies series
A great depression, worsening Anglo-Australian relations, the declining British Empire and the challenge from an Australia striving to find a national identity are the context which explain bodyline and its repercussions.
Bodyline was a watershed in the history of cricket and politics were publicly seen as part of sport.
This book offers a radical reappraisal of bodyline which challenges the official interpretations of the events, and places them in a unique social and political context. .