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The strangers who came home : the first Australian cricket tour of England

Author: John Lazenby
Publisher: London : Wisden, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Ashes cricket series, played out between England and Australia, is the oldest - and undoubtedly the most keenly-contested - rivalry in international sport. And yet the majority of the first representative Australian cricket team to tour England in 1878 in fact regarded themselves as Englishmen. In May of that year the SS City of Berlin docked at Liverpool, and the Australians stepped onto English ground to begin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lazenby
ISBN: 9781408842874 1408842874 9781408844663 1408844664
OCLC Number: 911045263
Description: xi, 292 pages, [16] pages 0f plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: John Lazenby.

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A compelling and beautifully drawn social history of the first Australian cricket tour of England.  Read more...

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Lazenby's strength is to master an enormous amount of detail with great economy, thereby giving precious life to his text. A fascinating narrative...this is sports history at its best. * Australian Read more...

 
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