CRICKET Q&A WATCH AGAIN: BROOKS ON A CORNER OF EVERY FOREIGN FIELD
In the latest episode of our virtual cricket Q&As in association with the Cricket Societies Association, Mark Church was joined by A Corner of Every Foreign Field author Tim Brooks to discuss his book.
A Corner of Every Foreign Field is an innovative and thought-provoking take on the history of cricket, looking beyond the scorecards to the pivotal issues of class, politics and imperialism that have shaped the game today.
It charts how cricket has vied with football for power, commercial muscle and global reach, growing from a simple boys' game in England to a modern worldwide sport. In exploring cricket's evolution, Tim Brooks calls on the views and anecdotes of greats like W G Grace, Don Bradman, Viv Richards and Virat Kohli. Along the way, he peers deep into the game's soul and poses questions on behalf of every cricket fan.
Is cricket truly global? Why did the game take root in some countries but not in others? What are the threats and opportunities for the sport? Who are the next cricket superpowers?
How do you strike a balance between honouring tradition and reforming to capture the imagination of future generations? Written by an expert in the global development of cricket, the book sets out a unique vision for the future.
Click here to watch a recording of the live Q&A.
Our next event is with Andrew Murtagh on Friday 24th July, to discuss his Tony Greig biography If Not Me, Who?
The full programme of events through to October is below, and details how you can join us for the live Q&As please click here.
24th July- If Not Me, Who? The Story of Tony Greig, the Reluctant Rebel author Andrew Murtagh
7th August - Last-Wicket Stand: Searching for Redemption, Revival and a Reason to Persevere in English County Cricket author Richard Clarke
21st August - England On This Day author Richard Murphy
11th September - My Song Shall Be Cricket author Franklyn Stephenson hosted by Dave Bracegirdle (TBC)
25th September - The Hollow Crown: England Cricket Captains from 1945 to the Present author Mark Peel
9th October - The Thin White Line: The Inside Story of Cricket's Greatest Fixing Scandal author Nick Greenslade (TBC)
23rd October - Tales from the Frontline author Luke Fletcher hosted by Dave Bracegirdle (TBC)
To partake in the events, please contact your cricket society to be sent an invite, or follow their or our social media channels (twitter and Facebook) where we will share the link to the event (and hopefully your society will re-post). You can find contact details for your local cricket society on The Cricket Societies Association website.