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Black Cricket, the College at Haringey and the England and Wales Cricket Board

Collins, Michael; (2022) Black Cricket, the College at Haringey and the England and Wales Cricket Board. The Political Quarterly 10.1111/1467-923x.13228. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This article makes a contribution, based on previously unseen archival materials, to debates about the so-called ‘decline’ of black cricket in England. It discusses the historical context of the development of black cricket in the postwar period and presents a case study of the Haringey Cricket College—1984– 1997—a black-led project in and around the deprived areas of Tottenham, north London, which, during the period of its existence, produced more first class cricketers than many of the most expensive, elite ‘cricket schools’ in England. In so doing, it achieved national and international acclaim. The article goes on to provide detailed evidence regarding the closure of the college, arguing that the college’s demise should not be seen simply as part of a wider process of decreasing interest in cricket within England’s black communities, but involved active decisions by the cricket establishment not to support the college. The article raises wider questions about when and how it has been possible to be perceived as legitimately black and English in cricketing terms, and how cricket’s authorities should respond to these historical problems.

Type: Article
Title: Black Cricket, the College at Haringey and the England and Wales Cricket Board
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/1467-923x.13228
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.13228
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 The Author. The Political Quarterly published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Political Quarterly Publishing Co (PQPC). This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Keywords: cricket, race, racism, England
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10162424
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