Beyond the Boundary

An exhibition exploring cricket and the legacies of slavery

19 March 2010 to 13 February 2011

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

Viv Richards raising his cricket bat

West Indian cricket legend, Sir Vivian Richards.
Courtesy of David Munden/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Focusing on South Africa and the West Indies, this exhibition examined international cricket and its links to British imperialism and the history of the transatlantic slave trade. Individual stories of inspirational Black cricketers were highlighted, as was the often over-looked game of women's cricket.

By standing up to racism in sport, Black cricketers challenged the boundaries of the British Empire, colonialism and apartheid, and reflected the movement of world history.

This exhibition was developed in collaboration with Dr June Bam-Hutchison and South African cricket historian Dr Andre Odendaal.