A HISTORY of WEST INDIES CRICKET, Michael Manley.
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A History of West Indies Cricket tells the story of West Indian cricket up to the 1980’s.
In 1975, the West Indies became the first winners of the cricket World Cup. Their style of cricket has always been ideal for this type of game; exhilarating, stroke-making batsmen; penetrative, wicket-taking bowlers and dynamic, athletic fielders. The epitome of the team was its captain, Clive Lloyd, a magnificent all-rounder. From 1976, the West Indies ruled the cricket world in imperious style. Batsmen of the calibre of Haynes, Greenidge, Richards, and Lloyd and bowlers such as Holding, Roberts, Garner, and Croft, struck fear into the hearts and minds of opposing players.
But this book looks at West Indies cricket from humble beginings, post WW1, through the lean years and the strong dominant sides and personalities of the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. It is a cavalier ride that majestically echoes the cricket played.
Published 1986. First Edition.
Hardback – with original dust jacket.
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