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When England cricket captain Tony Greig announced that he intended to make the West Indies grovel, he lit a fire that burned as intensely as the sunshine of Britains long hot summer of 1976. Spurred on by what they saw as a deeply offensive remark by a white South African, Clive Lloyds touring team made Greig pay through the exciting batting of Viv Richards and the frightening pace of bowlers Michael Holding and Andy Roberts. Grovel! provides a fascinating study of the events and social issues surrounding one of the sports most controversial and colourful tours.

- Runner-up in Best Cricket Book category at both the British Sports Book Awards and Cricket Society Book of the Year
- Forthright foreword by Tony Greig, in which he addresses one of the most infamous comments in
cricket history
- Featuring interviews with key figures from English and West Indian cricket
- Addresses all the vibrant sporting storylines of the series, while examining the darker undercurrent that existed in a period of ongoing racial tension around the country
- Traces the origins of the great West Indies team of the 1970s and 80s which featured in the film Fire of Babylon

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