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#CLRJames' deceptively benign question: “what do they know of cricket, who only cricket know?”, was a challenge to the public to re-consider the game in England’s elitist orthodoxy.
Given James failed in this task, what is the story of #cricket from a people’s perspective? 1/14
Although no #history is ever ‘definitive’, cricket has always been particular about whose voices are heard.
Like James, the game has had other maverick historians of course. But the likes of Bowen, Birley and #Marqusee all suffered at the hands of the game’s establishment. 2/14
Given Birley recognised “cricket lovers do not like to be told new things”, #cricket in England is still defined by 'gentlemanly amateurism'.
But rather than a handful of gentlemen associated with the #MCC, the game’s growth owes everything to the efforts of ordinary people. 3/14
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A black man has been accosted on the street by a white man called Frederick H Longman. He accosted a man called Charles Emmanuel. He's French and from the #WestIndies. He also used to be a soldier.

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots #1919RaceRiots #Cardiff #BarryRaceRiots
You can't just kick off at someone because you're a soldier when they're a solider too, what's that all about? Enough space for all of us here like
Shit, Frederick just turned around to Emmanuel and he goes "Oh, why don't you walk down your own street?"

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