Cricket & conquest: The history of South African cricket retold, 1795-1914
By Andre? Odendaal, Krish Reddy, Christopher Merrett and Jonty Winch. Cape Town: HSRC Press, 2017
This is not a book about a story retold; it is the bringing to life of a story buried under the pages of colonialism’s long innings in this neck of the woods. The core of the book covers the game in the 19th Century, an age in which bloody colonial subjugation spread its tentacles.