In issue 44 of the Nightwatchman, we take our customary whistle-stop tour of the world, involving cricketing heartlands and outposts alike. We’re on the tiny island of Barbados – population around a quarter of a million, about the size of Milton Keynes – where three of the greatest batters ever to play the game, Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes and Clyde Walcott, were born and grew up within 18 months and a couple of miles of each other. At the time of their birth in the mid-20s, the island’s population would have been under 200,000. Not much bigger than that of Bridgend’s today, and it is the small Welsh town that is the focus of this issue’s lead piece, a tale about how cricket can create and cultivate a community. In terms of odd places where the game is played, they don’t come more far-flung than Israel and Iceland, but here they are, featuring on our pages alongside Pakistan (Mushtaq’s ghost appearance in the 60s), India (coach RP Singh making his mark in Lancashire) and South Africa (featuring Nelson Mandela and Clive Lloyd, as well as Keshav Maharaj’s extraordinary story). And of course, we have England, our England. Back in Blighty we move from Virginia Woolf to Norman Tebbit, via Trevor Bailey and some Minor County giant-killing exploits. Exactly what you would expect from the Nightwatchman. BUY IT NOW


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