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Ep 104 - Colin Babb - 1973 and Me - A way of connecting with home The Paddock and The Pavilion - The Horse Racing and Cricket Podcast

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With England due to visit the Caribbean next month for a three Test series, to get you in the mood I spoke to author Colin Babb about his book, 1973 and me. The book covered the West Indies successful 1973 tour of England, but is so much more than cricket, which is just the spine. Colin reflects on the politics of the time, Britain joined he Common Market in that year, his favourite football team Leeds Utd surprisingly lost in one of the most dramatic FA Cup Finals of all time, and the culture of watching television during that era, the key ingredient to a young boy connecting with the game of cricket. Colin reveals the connection the Caribbean community had with the 1973 touring side led by Rohan Kanhai, a series which began a regeneration of West Indian cricket. Prior to the summer of 73 the West Indies had not won a Test series since 1968. 1973 was much more than watching the cricket on the pitch, it was about meeting people and having fun. A celebration of being West Indian in England. A way of connecting with home www.colinbabbauthor.com Please subscribe to us on Amazon Music, Apple podcasts, Google, Soundcloud, Spotify or Stitcher. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav
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With England due to visit the Caribbean next month for a three Test series, to get you in the mood I spoke to author Colin Babb about his book, 1973 and me. The book covered the West Indies successful 1973 tour of England, but is so much more than cricket, which is just the spine. Colin reflects on the politics of the time, Britain joined he Common Market in that year, his favourite football team Leeds Utd surprisingly lost in one of the most dramatic FA Cup Finals of all time, and the culture of watching television during that era, the key ingredient to a young boy connecting with the game of cricket. Colin reveals the connection the Caribbean community had with the 1973 touring side led by Rohan Kanhai, a series which began a regeneration of West Indian cricket. Prior to the summer of 73 the West Indies had not won a Test series since 1968. 1973 was much more than watching the cricket on the pitch, it was about meeting people and having fun. A celebration of being West Indian in England. A way of connecting with home www.colinbabbauthor.com Please subscribe to us on Amazon Music, Apple podcasts, Google, Soundcloud, Spotify or Stitcher. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav
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