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Divided Country: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 2, 1914–1950s

André Odendaal, Krish Reddy, and Christopher Merrett
Divided Country: The History of South African Cricket Retold, Volume 2, 1914–1950s
ISBN: 978-1-928246-16-9
$39.95
2018/442 pages
Distributed for Best Red, an imprint of HSRC Press
Includes extensive photos
"Once again André Odendaal and the team have compiled a work of Homeric standard." —Archie Henderson, The Times, Johannesburg

"A book of monumental scope and achievement." —Dougie Oakes, Cape Times

"Women of diverse heritages in this story are active participants. The book and the series will provide a comprehensive intersectional history of the game in South Africa." —Rhoda Reddock, University of the West Indies

DESCRIPTION

When the Proteas play today, they bat for all South African cricketers—but there were once seven different cricket associations, each claiming to be to be "national."

Divided Country continues the story begun in Cricket and Conquest, detailing not only how racism became so entrenched in South African cricket in 1914-1959, but also how segregation in the sport is tied to broader historical processes. The authors completely counter previous chronicles of South African cricket, showing how the game has an infinitely richer history than previously recorded.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

André Odendaal is honorary professor in history and heritage studies at the University of the Western Cape. Krish Reddy is author of The Other Side: A Miscellany of Black Cricket in Natal and coauthor of Blacks in Whites: A Century of Cricket Struggles in KwaZulu-Natal. Christopher Merrett is a historian whose work focuses on the history and politics of South Africa sports.
 

CONTENTS

  • THE SEVEN SOUTH AFRICAS: AN INTRODUCTION.
  • CRICKET, DISUNION, AND WAR, 1910 ONWARDS.
  • Grim Start for a New Country, 1910–1918.
  • Whites Only: The South African Cricket Association Slowly Picks Up the Pieces After World War I.
  • Clause 25: The South African Coloured Cricket Board and Its Alternative Vision for South African Cricket, 1914–1959.
  • DIVIDE AND RULE: CRICKET AND DEEPENING SEGREAGATION, 1920S-1950S
  • New Laws Rearrange Urban Lives and the Spatial Basis for Cricket.
  • Inventing Ethnicity: The Rise of a Third National Association: The South African Independent Coloured Cricket Board, 1926–1939.
  • Mines, Municipalities, and Shrinking Opportunities: The South African Bantu Cricket Board Becomes the Fourth National Association, 1932–1939.
  • South Africans But Not Citizens: The South African Indian Cricket Union, 1940 Onwards.
  • World War II Brings Disruption.
  • Changes in Society and a Sixth National Association: The South African Cricket Board of Control, 1945–1951.
  • Women and Cricket: Another Form of Apartheid.
  • "Hulle Engelse of Ons Engelse?": SACA and Politics in the Post-War Era.
  • "One is One's Address": Understanding the Legislative Armoury of Apartheid.
  • OVERVIEW OF THE PREMIER COMPETITIONS IN SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET AFTER WORLD WAR II.
  • SACA'S Currie Cup and Test Matches, 1940–1959.
  • SACCB's Barnato Memorial Trophy, 1940s–1959.
  • SACCA's Sir David Harris Trophy, 1940s-1959.
  • SABCB's NRC Competition, 1940s–1959.
  • SAICU's Christopher Cup, 1940s–1959.
  • FOUNDATIONS FOR A NEW FUTURE, 1952–1960.
  • "Ladies" Form the Seventh National Association and Assert Themselves in the "Gentleman's Game":
  • The South Africa and Rhodesia Women's Cricket Association, 1952–1960.
  • Femininity and Fashion: The Social Milieu of Women's Cricket.
  • SACBOC and Its Base: Indian Administrators and Johannesburg Move Center Stage.
  • Rapprochement: SACBOC Coaxes the Barnato Board Into the Fold.
  • SACBOC and the Reinvention of South African Cricket Identities: Banishing Race and Preparing For the Future, 1954–1959.
  • South African Women Also Join the International Circuit.
  • Moving from One Era to Another.
  • BRAND NEW SCORE BOOK.
  • Reconstituting the Statistical Records of South African Cricket, 1919–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Cricket Association, 1919–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Coloured Cricket Board, 1922–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Independent Coloured Cricket Board (Later SACCA), 1926–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Bantu Cricket Board, 1933–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Indian Cricket Union, 1940–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South African Cricket Board of Control, 1951–1959.
  • Statistical Overview of the South Africa and Rhodesia Women’s Cricket Association, 1951–1959.
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