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Colin Babb talks about and signs his new book, They Gave The Crowd Plenty Fun: West Indian Cricket and its Relationship with the British-Resident Caribbean Diaspora

Wednesday 24 July 2013
7:30 pm

“A thoughtful and timely piece of work which should make a major contribution to the continuing debate about the impact of West Indian cricket, and appeal to cricket fans and non-cricket aficionados alike.”
Lord Bill Morris of Handsworth OJ

They Gave The Crowd Plenty Fun is a lucid and comprehensive study of the impact of West Indian cricket on those of Caribbean birth and descent in Britain. It traces the history of the relationship between cricket and the Caribbean diaspora from the start of mass immigration to Britain from the Caribbean in the 1950s. Colin Babb explores the links between Caribbean cricket, migration, identity and presence, and the challenges cricket faces in Britain as a source of pride for the Caribbean diaspora.

 About Colin Babb: Colin Babb describes himself as a ‘BBC’, a British Born Caribbean. His family are from Guyana, Guadeloupe and Barbados. He has worked as a radio and online producer and journalist for the BBC. He joined the BBC Test Match Special commentary team during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy tournament to discuss his book with Tony Cozier and Simon Mann.

 

Tickets are £3, but are redeemable against the book.

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