‘A highly entertaining read, deftly melding social history with sporting memoir and travelogue’ Mail on Sunday
A history of Latin America through cricket
Cricket was the first sport played in almost every country of the Americas – earlier than football, rugby or baseball. In 1877, when England and Australia played the inaugural Test match at the MCG, Uruguay and Argentina were already ten years into their derby played across the River Plate.
Cricket journalists Timothy Abraham and James Coyne take us on a journey to discover this largely untold story of cricket’s fate in the world’s most colourful continent. Fascinating and surprising, Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion is a valuable addition to cricketing and social history.
Evita Burned Down Our Pavilion is published by Little, Brown.
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