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Skirting the Boundary free pdf Longlisted for The Cricket Society and M.C.C. Book Of The Year Award 2014 For too long, women have been kept beyond the boundary. Now, they are storming the field. This is their story. Cricket is a sport noted for the richness of its literature, yet despite all that has been written on the great game there remains a yawning gap - where are all the women? This omission may have been understandable in the early and middle part of the last century, when women's cricket existed in a twilight world, regarded as a sport for ladies who could perhaps be most tactfully described as 'unconventional'.But times have changed, and Izzy Duncan's groundbreaking book comes on the scene not a moment too soon.We begin in the late eighteenth century, when ladies made their first mark on cricket amid frantic betting and rowdy crowds. Then on to the highs and lows of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, culminating in the contemporary superstars dominating world cricket and on the cusp of going professional. Tracing the history of the ladies' game, delving into its sometimes murky past and revealing its recent explosion in popularity, Skirting the Boundary is a humorous, charming portrayal of one of the fastest-growing global sports.

About Isabelle Duncan

Isabelle Duncan is a leading woman cricketer and qualified coach, running her own cricket coaching organisation for boys and girls aged 4 - 13. She captains an all-male (apart from her) side at Albury CC in a Surrey League and has played for numerous men's and women's teams over the past twenty years. Isabelle was elected in 2013 to the main committee at Lord's.

Details Book

Author : Isabelle Duncan
Publisher : Robson Press
Data Published : 23 May 2013
ISBN : 1849545464
EAN : 9781849545464
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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