Mr Cricket: The Story of a Cricket Aficionado
This chapter presents a biographical case-study of Coach via the self-narrative around which he constructed his identity as a former professional cricketer and umpire. The story of ‘Coach,’ and the themes around which he constructed his identity, sets the scene for what a commitment to a life in professional sport (cricket) entails which players used as a point of reference when projecting their lives into the future. Coach’s symbolism is integral to his players’ transitional journeys as student-cricketers with his commentary featuring as a major source of insight into the student-cricket experience, and what university cricket was preparing players to step into.
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