The Second World War began in Europe in September 1939, and ran in Europe to May 1945, and in Asia until August 1945.
Our story begins with the tail end of the Australian Test tour of England in 1938, and the Australian domestic season of 1938/39, and runs until the rebirth of Test cricket after the war with the M.C.C. tour of Australia in 1946/47.
The eight years of our period encompassed seventeen Northern and Southern summers, and each has its own chapter.
Along with three interludes at times of crisis – the outbreak of war in September 1939, the advent of war in the Pacific in December 1941, and the birth pangs of a return to normality in September 1944 – these make up the backbone of our the narrative.
The menu introduces a season-by-season chronology for the period. Please regard each as a chapter in the story of ozcricketatwar.