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Rain stops play : cricketing climates

Author: Andrew Hignell
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : F. Cass, ©2002.
Series: Sport in the global society.
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This volume looks at the fundamental geography of cricket, especially in England where the game is played by county sides.

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Hignell
ISBN: 0714651737 9780714651736 0714681865 9780714681863
OCLC Number: 48682220
Description: xxix, 226 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / John Kettley --
Introduction / Christopher Martin-Jenkins --
Introduction: The Need for a Geography of Cricket --
1. The Geographical Boundaries of Cricket --
2. The Growth of English Cricket: A Development Stage Model --
3. The Diffusion of Cricket: A Geographical Explanation --
4. A Locational Analysis of the County Grounds of England and Wales --
5. Locational Changes to County Cricket, 1901-1951 --
6. The Location of County Cricket in the Commercial Age, 1951-1991 --
7. Rain Stops Play: A Meteorological Analysis --
8. The Raining County Champions --
9. Sunspot Activity and Golden Summers --
10. Cricket in the Cities: A Microclimatic View --
11. Global Warnings and Global Warming.
Series Title: Sport in the global society.
Responsibility: Andrew Hignell ; foreword by John Kettly ; introduction by Christopher Martin-Jenkins.
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'A fascinating book on the effects of geography and climate on the sport ... Firmly part of the emerging field of sports geography, this book will certainly be a welcome addition to collections in Read more...

 
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