Sex & Drugs & Rebel Tours: The England Cricket Team in the 1980s

Sex & Drugs & Rebel Tours: The England Cricket Team in the 1980s

David Tossell


Throughout the Eighties, England lurched among the highs of Ashes victories and the lows of on-field humiliation and a chain of controversies regarding tabloid scandals, South African insurgent excursions, and Pakistani umpires. The Ashes have been received dramatically in 1981, regained by means of David Gower's workforce in 1985 and retained by means of Mike Gatting in 1986-1987. there has been even a global Cup ultimate visual appeal in India. but two times the West Indies inflicted 5-0 sequence defeats. avid gamers have been fined for undesirable habit at the box, whereas Ian Botham used to be suspended for smoking marijuana. Lord's stumbled via 10 adjustments of captaincy within the decade. In 1988, Gatting, stressed following an umpiring row, used to be introduced down by way of a barmaid, resulting in the appointment of 4 skippers in a single sequence. It used to be the main chaotic interval in English cricket heritage. via interviews with a lot of these concerned, Sex & medicinal drugs & insurgent excursions tells the story.

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