CSA launches 'Cricket and Conquest'

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 10: General view during the Cricket South Africa Book Launch of

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 10: General view during the Cricket South Africa Book Launch of "Cricket and Conquest" at Newlands Cricket grounds on November 10, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Petri Oeschger/Gallo Images)

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today launched the first volume of a trilogy that represents the authentic history of cricket in South Africa.

The first volume of ‘Cricket and Conquest’ covers the period from the first references to cricket being played in this country in 1795 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. The other two volumes will continue the story right up to the present day.

“This magnificent work is the result of one of the many resolutions CSA enacted after the Transformation Indaba held in 2013,” commented CSA President, Chris Nenzani. “It is indeed more than a work on cricket as wherever the game was played it has played an important role in social cohesion and overcoming prejudices.

“This book contributes hugely to the rich history of the game we all love and will give everyone who has ever played the game in this country their rightful place in history.

“I would like to congratulate all the contributors to this important work, especially the Editor-in-chief, Professor Andre Odendaal, for this valuable book.”

The book will be available on line for a price of R268 (excluding delivery) from http://www.loot.co.za/search?cat=qb&terms=cricket+%26+conquest

It will also be available at a retail price of R290 from major outlets such as Exclusive Books, CNA and Adams Books.