What a ball!

With little or no sport being played during the Second World War years everything took off in the 1946-1947 season, with fans up and down the country flooding back into stadia and cricket grounds…

Outset Publishing

After the six years of the Second World War, when sport of any kind was certainly limited, and at times and in certain places, non-existent, the cessation of hostilities brought fans of every sport flooding back into stadia.

The archetypal English game of cricket saw its first full season in 1946, and even the weather didn’t keep fans away. In 1947 there was test cricket against the South Africans, who were touring the UK for the first time since 1935. 1948 saw a 4-0 defeat in test cricket against the Australians and the decade ended with a tour by the New Zealand cricket team, resulting in a draw of all four test matches.

Summer 1946 also saw the first Wimbledon tennis championships after the imposed six-year break and other much-loved annual sporting events, such as the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, the Grand National, and the British golf Open Championship…

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Published by Isabella Muir

Isabella is passionate about exploring family life from the 1930s through to the 1960s and beyond. She has published six Sussex Crime mystery novels set during the 1960s and 1970s, a standalone novel dealing with the child migrant policy of the 1950s and 60s, several novellas set during the Second World War, and two short story collections. All available in paperback from your local bookshops, or online as ebooks. Her novels are also available as audiobooks, and have been translated into Italian.

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