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Basil D'Oliviera Cricket and Conspiracy: the untold story

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Basil D'Oliviera Cricket and Conspiracy: the untold story by Peter Osborne . Published by Little Brown 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. In very condition. Page edges are stained.

There have been innumerable biographies of cricketers. Peter Osborne's outstanding biography of Basil D'Oliveira is something else. It brings together sport, politics and race. It is the story of how a black South African defied incredible odds and came to play cricket for England, of how a single man escaped from apartheid and came to fulfil his prodigious sporting potential. It is a story of the conquest of racial prejudice, both in South Africa and in the heart of the English sporting establishment. The story comes to its climax in the so-called D'Oliveira Affair of 1968, when John Vorster, the South African Prime Minister, banned the touring MCC side because of the inclusion of a black man.

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Author(s):
Osborne P
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24x15x2cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316725722
ISBN-13:
9780316725729
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Basil D'Oliviera Cricket and Conspiracy: the untold story

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Basil D'Oliviera Cricket and Conspiracy: the untold story by Peter Osborne . Published by Little Brown 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. In very condition. Page edges are stained.

There have been innumerable biographies of cricketers. Peter Osborne's outstanding biography of Basil D'Oliveira is something else. It brings together sport, politics and race. It is the story of how a black South African defied incredible odds and came to play cricket for England, of how a single man escaped from apartheid and came to fulfil his prodigious sporting potential. It is a story of the conquest of racial prejudice, both in South Africa and in the heart of the English sporting establishment. The story comes to its climax in the so-called D'Oliveira Affair of 1968, when John Vorster, the South African Prime Minister, banned the touring MCC side because of the inclusion of a black man.

Author(s):
Osborne P
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24x15x2cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316725722
ISBN-13:
9780316725729
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Basil D'Oliviera Cricket and Conspiracy: the untold story

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