Cricket in Wales : An Illustrated History Paperback
This book is an illustrated history of cricket in Wales, tracing the evolution of, and the fundamental role of the game in the culture and social history of the Principality.
Indeed, cricket was the first team game to be played in Wales, with the first record of a match taking place dating back to 1783.
During the 19th century its development helped to unite communities, and provide a common bond for the people of diverse origins who had found their way to the booming towns and cities.
Cricket also had a special place in the rural communities, with games being played at folk festivals and other gatherings, and this book illustrates how these informal games, as well as the successes of Glamorgan CCC and other Welsh teams, have brought great pride and joy to the nation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 328 pages, No
- Publisher: University of Wales Press
- Publication Date: 04/11/2008
- Category: Cricket
- ISBN: 9780708321645