Caribbean Crusade: New Zealand Cricketers in the West Indies - D. J. CameronReaders Union, 1974, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Cricket-lovers everywhere will want to read this lively, spontaneous account of a great adventure — the first tour of the West Indies by a New Zealand cricket team. In earlier years the West Indians had made themselves firm favourites with the New Zealand cricketing public in tours of that country, and honours had been fairly even. But how would New Zealand fare under very different conditions, with a tropic sun, enthusiastically partisan crowds and strange wickets? The answer is in this book. Glenn Turner’s fantastic four double centuries, the. fighting captaincy of Bevan Congdon, the magnificent bowling of Bruce Taylor combined with superb team-fielding to make the 1972 tour of the West Indies a memorable one.
And, as Gary Sobers acknowledges in his foreword, many young West Indian players of promise have benefited from their encounters with a team that played hard and never gave up. The author gives pen pictures of players on both sides and fills in the fascinating and diverse background of the islands the team visited.”