The Tour: The Story of the England Cricket Team Overseas 1877-2022

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WINNER OF THE MCC / CRICKET SOCIETY BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 
WINNER OF THE HEARTACHES' CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK THE YEAR AWARD 


An England cricket tour is a phenomenon with few parallels. England's Test, one-day and Twenty20 sides are typically overseas for around 150 days a year, playing anywhere from Barbados to Brisbane, Cape Town to Colombo. Since 1877, they have fulfilled more than 1,000 fixtures away from home. 

In this definitive history, Simon Wilde explores England's tours from every angle. He celebrates the great team performances and individual feats - from James Lillywhite to Ben Stokes, every captain has aspired to venture abroad and return a hero - but also tells of adventure and misadventure, mishaps and scandal. 

Even though the modern-day tour resembles a business trip rather than the great voyages of the past, they remain fragile enterprises and the mental toll can be heavy. As international cricket faces competition from franchise tournaments around the world, is the future of the tour in jeopardy? 

'A fine and comprehensive history' 
The Times 

 

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£12.99  £12.34
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781471198502
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