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Rain Stops Play By Andrew Hignell

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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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Rain Stops Play: Cricketing Climates by Andrew Hignell

A geographical history of cricket in England and Wales in a global context.

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Rain Stops Play Reviews

'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 social geography generally as well as those focusing on the sociology of sport.' - Choice

'If you are a dedicated cricket follower who believes that the weather affects results and the way the game is played, this book is a must for you. Rain Stops Play is sure to get many deckchair fans recording the connection between results and the weather.' - Sunday Times

Table of Contents

Introduction - the need for a geography of cricket; the geographical boundaries of cricket; the growth of English cricket - a development stage model; the diffusion of cricket - a geographical explanation; a locational analysis of the county grounds of England and Wales; locational changes to county cricket, 1901-1951; the location of county cricket in the commercial age, 1951-1991; rain stops play - a meteorological analysis; the raining county champions; sunspot activity and golden summers; cricket in the cities - a microclimatic view; global warnings and global warming; greenhouse cricket - the English game in a warmer world; redrawing the boundaries; epilogue - the future geography of English cricket.

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Rain Stops Play: Cricketing Climates by Andrew Hignell
Andrew Hignell
Sport in the Global Society
Used - Very Good
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.