Cricket in Samoa | Gavin Young | Granta Magazine

Cricket in Samoa

Gavin Young

‘Balls flew towards the beach or into dense jungle. Enthusiastic young fielders tumbled head over heels in the morning glories. Village elders, large, heavy-breasted, critical men, lay in the shade on cushions discussing the course of play like contented sea lions on their favourite rocks.’

Gavin Young

Gavin Young, who died in 2001, was a journalist and travel writer. He was a correspondent for the Guardian and Observer newspapers and the author of Slow Boats Home and Beyond Lion Rock, the story of Cathay-Pacific Airways.

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