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Moss Sanders playing cricket
Title : Moss Sanders playing cricket Moss Sanders playing cricket
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Source : B 55979
Date of creation : ca. 1932
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Moss Sanders playing cricket in the backyard of Sunnyside. He is playing with what appears to be a home made bat and using the shed door for the stumps. This tradition of 'making-do' was, and would continue to be, played out across Australia (and elsewhere in the cricketing world). Rubbish bins, shed doors, backyard fences and tree trunks have all played a role in impromptu games.

Coverage year : 1932
Region : Mid North
Further reading :

The endless playground: celebrating Australian childhood, compiled and edited by Paul Cliff; with introductory essays by Robert Holden and features by Jack Bedson ... [et al.], Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2000

Fabian, Sue. Children in Australia: an outline history, Melbourne: Hyland House, 1980

Knight, Barry. Stumpy and Bails: all about cricket, Sydney: Lansdowne Press, 1982

Stumpy and Bails cricket games, game selection by Peter Spence; illustrations by Bill Mitchell Sydney: Lansdowne Press, 1981

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