Cricket, law and the meaning of life ...

In a readable, informed and absorbing discussion of cricket’s defining controversies – bodyline, chucking, ball-tampering, sledging, walking and the use of technology, among many others – David Fraser explores the ambiguities of law and social order in cricket.

Cricket and the Law charts the interrelationship between cricket and legal theory – between the law of the game and the law of our lives – and demonstrates how cricket’s cultural conventions can escape the confines of the game to carry far broader social meanings.

This engaging study will be enjoyed by lawyers, students of culture and cricket lovers everywhere.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 2|6 pages

The legal theory of cricket

chapter 6|11 pages

Law, codes and the spirit of the game

chapter 7|16 pages

More law and the spirit of the game

chapter 9|21 pages

Umpires, decisions and the rule of law

chapter 11|12 pages

Technology, adjudication and law

chapter 18|38 pages

Ball-tampering and the rule of law

chapter 25|8 pages

Capitalism and the meaning of cricket

chapter 29|2 pages

Conclusion: on life, law and cricket