This episode we look back at England's tour of the West Indies in 1953/54. It was a time when Test cricket was changing. England went by plane, not boat, and had a professional captain. While nations in the West Indies were finding their voice, and exchanging George Headley for Garfield Sobers. To chat about it is the author of the new book 'Who Only Cricket Know', David Woodhouse. We discuss empire, CLR James, high quality dour cricket, history, white captains, professionalism, riots, independence, all-rounders, Frank Worrall and impossible vortexes.
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Find David's book here: [Who Only Cricket Know: Hutton’s Men in the West Indies 1953/54] (https://wisden.com/shop/who-only-cricket-know-huttons-men-in-the-west-indies-1953-54).
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