This book is the first to focus on the relationship between tourism and cricket. The pattern of cricket as a sport and as a tourist attraction is highly dynamic. This volume examines how cricket as a participant and spectator sport generates diverse tourism to both major and peripheral locations. It looks at the ways in which cricket's extended duration (compared to other sports) creates a different dynamic in terms of visitor-host interaction. It also considers how following cricket as a tourist and a participant causes exposure to unique pressures and results in unique behaviour. The book will appeal to researchers, students and teachers in tourism, sport and leisure.
Tom Baum is Programme Director, Hong Kong University SPACE programmes in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the University of Strathclyde. His research agenda includes: people and work in low skills service work, with a particular focus on the international hospitality and tourism sector as well as human resource development and skills planning and formation, education and training, at a macro (national) and company level. Richard Butler is a geographer (Nottingham and Glasgow Universities), and taught for thirty years at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and then at the University of Surrey. He has published eighteen books on tourism and over a hundred journal articles and chapters. His main areas of research are tourism destination development, and the sustainability of tourism. He is a former President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism and of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies.
Tom Baum: Preface and Acknowledgements Part 1 Introduction: Travels to the Boundary - The Development of Patterns 1. Richard Butler: Changing Boundaries and the Geography of Cricket 2. Brian Wheeller and Robert Maitland: Looking for Witney Scrotum? Cricket, Tourism and Images of England Part 2 Introduction: Travels to the Boundary - The Homes of Cricket 3. Leanne White: Rupertswood and Sunbury: Commemorating Cricket and the Birthplace of `The Ashes' 4. Denise Cardwell and Nazia Ali: Nostalgia at the Boundary: A Study at Lord's Cricket Ground 5. Joanne Parrett: Development of The Rose Bowl as a Venue for Cricket and other Events 6. Steve Noakes and Alan Wilson: Cricket: Biology and Bali Part 3 Introduction: Travels to the Boundary - The True Costs 7. Philip L. Pearce: Cricketers as Tourists: Analyses of Culture Shock, Travel Motivation and Learning 8. John Beech, Andrew Rigby, Ian Talbot and Shinder Thandi: Sport Tourism as a Means of Reconciliation? The Case of India-Pakistan Cricket 9. Paul Emery, Warwick Frost and Anthony Kerr: On the March with the Barmy Army 10. Tom Baum: An Ethnographic View from the Boundary: India vs. England, the Fourth Test, Nagpur, December 2012 11. Richard Butler: Recollections of a Coarse Cricketer: Ninety Nine Percent Boredom, One Percent Terror Richard Butler: Stumps