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Through the Caribbean: The MCC Tour of the West Indies, 1959?1960

Nature, recreation and sports


by
Alan Ross

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 314 pages

File size: 4.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

In 1960, against most predictions, the England cricket team won their first ever series in the West Indies. Even against a home side boasting Hall and Watson, Worrell, Sobers and Ramadhin, the visitors – fuelled by the bowling of Trueman and Statham and a batting order including Dexter, Barrington and Subba Row – emerged triumphant over five tests.

Alan Ross describes the action in graphic detail, including some violent scenes at Port-of-Spain. And as always he paints vivid pictures in words of all that he saw outside of the cricket grounds, from Spanish Town, Jamaica, to Nelson’s dockyard in Antigua, and the carnival in Trinidad.

‘Alan Ross has established himself as one of the most graceful and cultured of cricket writers.’ Times

In 1960, against most predictions, the England cricket team won their first ever series in the West Indies. Even against a home side boasting Hall and Watson, Worrell, Sobers and Ramadhin, the visitors – fuelled by the bowling of Trueman and Statham and a batting order including Dexter, Barrington and Subba Row – emerged triumphant over five tests.

Alan Ross describes the action in graphic detail, including some violent scenes at Port-of-Spain. And as always he paints… (more)

In 1960, against most predictions, the England cricket team won their first ever series in the West Indies. Even against a home side boasting Hall and Watson, Worrell, Sobers and Ramadhin, the visitors – fuelled by the bowling of Trueman and Statham and a batting order including Dexter, Barrington and Subba Row – emerged triumphant over five tests.

Alan Ross describes the action in graphic detail, including some violent scenes at Port-of-Spain. And as always he paints vivid pictures in words of all that he saw outside of the cricket grounds, from Spanish Town, Jamaica, to Nelson’s dockyard in Antigua, and the carnival in Trinidad.

‘Alan Ross has established himself as one of the most graceful and cultured of cricket writers.’ Times

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