Real International Cricket charts cricket's global evolution across the last 175 years. Author Roy Morgan – author of the Encyclopaedia of World Cricket – selects 100 different scorecards from matches involving non-Test-playing nations, played between 1840 and the modern day.
From early adopters Canada and USA, to top associates Ireland and Afghanistan; from countries where cricket's the national sport, such as Fiji and Papua New Guinea, to outposts like Saint Helena and New Caledonia, or Hungary and Romania, where cricket is in its infancy.
Real International Cricket is a tribute to the game's pioneers, enthusiasts and eccentrics and shows how cricket has developed as a global sport. The book reveals the:
- increasing globalisation of the sport
- rise of women's international cricket
- pioneers of both the early and the modern game
- decline of the Americas and the rise of Asia
- giant killers of the non-Test-playing world
- changes in the origins of expats from British to Caribbean and south Asian
- how to build an international cricket team from scratch
- team that employed a shaman to keep the rain away
- countries where cricket is a national sport
- players who have represented two or more countries
- the team that scored 572 runs in a one-day international
- the team that was all-out for 10.
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Real International Cricket: A History in One Hundred Scorecards.