A fictionalised account of the background to the real-life 'rebel' cricket tours to South Africa in the 1980s.

'In the words of Richie Benaud, this play is "marvellous, absolutely marvellous". For fans of cricket and for those that love good theatre.'

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  • naturalistic drama
  • 90
  • 7 total
  • 7 male identifying
  • history
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 45

EXTRACT: I've had rocks thrown at me in Pakistan, I've seen grandstands burnt to the ground in Jamaica, neither place known for being the birthplace of democracy, and no one says we can't tour those countries. Is it because we only expect high standards from governments made up of white people? You talked about making cricket professional. Well, I'm exercising my rights as a professional to earn my living where I can.


Male | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 54

EXTRACT: We're fighting a racist Afrikaaner government who oppose us and refuse to fund black sports the same as whites. We have an apathetic English population who are happy to let things slide while they wait for their migration visas to come through. We have a coloured population who'd rather play soccer or whose extremist elements threaten to necklace anyone who walks on a cricket field. with a white man. I hate apartheid, but what am I supposed to do? I'm not a doctor. I'm not a solider. I'm a cricketer.

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