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Cricket

Keith A. P. Sandiford.

in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 1172 words.

While it remains difficult for historians to date precisely the origins of cricket, it is clear that some version of

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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Viv Richards

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1952– )

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...

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Sydney Francis Barnes

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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...

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Dennis Keith Lillee

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1949– )

Australian cricketer, a formidable fast bowler who took more test wickets (355) than any other bowler.

Born in Perth, he first played for Western Australia in...

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Geoffrey Boycott

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1940– )

Yorkshire and England cricketer, one of the world's greatest run-makers and among the most technically correct of defensive batsmen. There was considerable controversy in...

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Ian Botham

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1955– )

British cricketer.

Born in Heswall, Cheshire, he went to Milford School and made his debut for Somerset in 1974. His Test debut followed in 1977, by which time he...

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Sunil Manohar Gavaskar

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1949– )

Indian cricketer who in 1983, at the age of thirty-four, scored his thirtieth test hundred to beat Sir Donald Bradman's world record.

Educated at St Xavier's High...

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Imran Khan

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1952– )

Pakistani cricketer, a brilliant all-rounder who captained his country's team in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Born in Lahore into the traditional landed elite of...

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Brian Charles Lara

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1969– )

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...

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Harold Larwood

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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 1427...

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Wilfred Rhodes

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

Yorkshire and England cricketer who took 4187 first-class wickets, more than any other player. He was an all-rounder who played fifty-eight times for his country, making his final...

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Gary Sobers

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1936– )

Barbadian cricketer and one of the game's greatest all-rounders of all time. He played 93 times for the West Indies (39 times as captain), scoring more than 8000 runs...

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Clive Hubert Lloyd

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1944– )

West Indian cricketer and captain of the West Indies team (1974–78; 1979–85), renowned as a hard-hitting batsman and for his quiet diplomacy and authority as a leader.

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Gabriela Mistral

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

1889–1957)

Chilean poet and diplomat who in 1945 became the first Latin-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The daughter of a schoolteacher, Gabriela...

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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 (...