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‘Village Cricket’: Expeditionary Operations, 1958–1966

David French.

in Army, Empire, and Cold War

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14186 words.

Sandys hoped to create an air and sea‐mobile Strategic Reserve that would give Britain the ability to intervene in trouble‐spots outside the NATO area and nip trouble in the bud. This...

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Sport and Identity: The Case of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, 1890–1939

DAVE RUSSELL.

in Twentieth Century British History

January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 0 words.

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University and College Sport

H. S. Jones.

in The History of the University of Oxford

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14539 words.

By 1850, the Boat Race, though not yet known by that lapidary title, had an established place in the sporting calendar of Oxford University. It was almost (though not quite) an annual...

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Continuities, 1945–59

Simon J. Potter.

in Broadcasting Empire

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15423 words.

After the war, senior BBC officers sought to use broadcasting to restore the status quo, returning to their domestic mission of cultural uplift, and their imperial mission of supporting...

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From China to Cheltenham

Leslie Mitchell.

in Maurice Bowra

February 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10643 words.

Cecil Maurice Bowra was born in Kiukiang on April 1898. In geographical terms at least, Bowra emerged from decent obscurity. China was a long way from the family's roots in Kent. In the...

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Commonwealth Legacy

W. DAVID MCINTYRE.

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

October 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3643 words.

This chapter reports the organizational legacy of the old British Empire in an international context. ‘Commonwealth’, which began as a synonym for Empire, came to signify its antithesis....

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A Late-Victorian Childhood

Jose Harris.

in William Beveridge

September 1997; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7815 words.

This chapter discusses Beveridge's family and society. During his early years William had nearly perished through an overdose of brandy and laudanum, administered by a zealous nurse. The...

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Churches and Personal Morals and Behaviour, 1918–1939

G.I.T. Machin.

in Churches and Social Issues in Twentieth-Century Britain

March 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 22562 words.

In Britain, activities such as drinking and watching football and cricket matches, cycling and rambling, and reading books and newspapers were inherited from pre-war decades and did not...

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Constantine, Learie Nicholas, Baron (1902–1971)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 366 words.

West Indian cricket all-rounder, generally considered to have been the greatest fielder in the history of the game. After retiring from cricket he became a distinguished politician and...

Barnes, Sydney Francis (1873–1967)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 187 words.

England cricketer, often regarded as the finest test bowler in the long history of cricket. He chose to play relatively little first-class cricket: in only 27 test appearances he took a...

Larwood, Harold (1904–1995)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 194 words.

Nottinghamshire and England cricketer who was the central figure in the controversy over bodyline bowling during the 1932–33 tour of Australia. During his cricketing career he took ...

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Compton, Denis Charles Scott (1918–1997)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 192 words.

Middlesex and England cricketer, who played 78 times for his country. An excellent all-rounder, he made 123 centuries in first-class cricket....

Bradman, Sir Donald George (1908–2001)

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 227 words.

Australian cricket captain and leading batsman of the 1930s and 1940s. He never lost a test series for his country and was knighted (...

The Sporting Life

Ross McKibbin.

in Classes and Cultures

March 1998; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 25928 words.

This chapter looks at the history both of national sports, those broadly representative of society as a whole: cricket, football, rugby, horse-racing, and fishing, and of ‘sectarian’...

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Sport Before 1800

Paul Rouse.

in Sport and Ireland

October 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 35971 words.

This chapter examines how sport was a central feature of Irish life before 1800. People hunted and hurled, raced horses and kicked footballs. Cocks were set to fight each other and bulls...

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The Modernization of Irish Sport: 1800–1880

Paul Rouse.

in Sport and Ireland

October 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 31085 words.

The nineteenth century transformed how people played sport in Ireland. Before 1850 change was steady, but in the second half—and particularly after 1870—it gathered remarkable pace. By the...

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Richards, Viv (1952– )

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 141 words.

West Indian cricketer and test captain regarded as one of the best batsmen in recent cricket history.

Born at St John's, Antigua, he made his debut for Leeward Islands in ...

Sport and Ireland

Paul Rouse.

October 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 380 pages.

This book presents a history of sport in Ireland—it is located within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. There are aspects of Ireland’s...

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A. J. Raffles

Eloise Moss.

in Night Raiders

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 11634 words.

Arthur J. Raffles, fictional ‘cracksman’ by night and England cricketing star by day, burst onto the literary scene in 1898. Created by Ernest William Hornung, brother-in-law of Sherlock...

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Lara, Brian Charles (1969– )

Edited by Market House Books.

in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 253 words.

Trinidadian cricketer who set new world batting records.

Born at Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Lara was playing cricket by the age of six and was also selected to play soccer for...