Who only history know? Cricket, society, and the historical oversight of sport

Historian article

By Duncan Stone, published 6th February 2024

The early 2020s have seen various investigations and reports about discrimination in English cricket. As well as finding many examples of racial and gender prejudice, these investigations have unearthed a long history of social elitism in the sport. In this article, Duncan Stone explores some of the historical background to these social attitudes and what they reveal about the nature of past and present values in English society.

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