In contemporary Britain, what do urban West Indians and other black Britons have in common with rural English society? Cricket. In his first screenplay for the cinema, Caryl Phillips transports a pick-up team from Brixton into the depths of the countryside for a game of cricket. Before, during and after it, the two sides find they have both more and less in common than they might have supposed—whether with opponents or team-mates.
The film, released in 1988, was directed by Horace Ové, and produced by Vijay Amarnani, Brian Skilton and Christopher Sutton.