Introduction: A Day in the Dirt

  • Harry C. R. Bowles


This chapter provides a methodological and theoretical backdrop to the study, locating the research in the respective fields it informs, and details the context and method of investigation. It introduces the expression a “day in the dirt” as an unfolding research problem and unpacks, in connection with theoretical and empirical literature, the experiences of a group of student-cricketers attempting to decide who they are and what they want to do during a transitional period of their lives. The introduction concludes with an outline of the monograph’s structure and a synopsis of the chapters.


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