Rain Stops Play: Cricketing Climates

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2001-04-30
  • Publisher: Frank Cass
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A geographical history of cricket in England and Wales in a global context.

Author Biography

Andrew Hignell is Head of Geography and the Humanities Faculty at Wells Cathedral School in Somerset. He is an acknowledged expert on Glamorgan County Cricket Club, acting as their Honorary Statistician and Historian, and he has written several books and many articles about the Welsh county and its players. Dr Hignell also manages Glamorgan's website, and during the summer months acts as scorer and statistician for BBC Radio Wales. He lives in the city of Wells with his wife Debra

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
List of Diagramsp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Series Editor's Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgementsp. xxiii
Introduction: The Need for a Geography of Cricketp. xxv
The Geographical Boundaries of Cricketp. 1
The Growth of English Cricket: A Development Stage Modelp. 13
The Diffusion of Cricket: A Geographical Explanationp. 37
A Locational Analysis of the County Grounds of England and Walesp. 55
Locational Changes to County Cricket, 1901-1951p. 67
The Location of County Cricket in the Commercial Age, 1951-1991p. 87
Rain Stops Play: A Meteorological Analysisp. 113
The Raining County Championsp. 121
Sunspot Activity and Golden Summersp. 132
Cricket in the Cities: A Microclimatic Viewp. 138
Global Warnings and Global Warmingp. 149
Greenhouse Cricket: The English Game in a Warmer Worldp. 161
Redrawing the Boundariesp. 171
Epilogue: The Future Geography of English Cricketp. 191
Notesp. 196
Grounds in the United Kingdom used for First-Class and Limited Overs Games since 1801p. 209
Counties of England, Scotland and Wales, pre-1974p. 221
Indexp. 223
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