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signify their arrival on to the playing field. This was used as a sign of intimidation as well as a prewar tradition to get the men prepared and focused. Another method in which the sport of cricket was personalized was through the use of “magic”. Trobrianders believed that the use of “magic” was something that could improve them in the manner necessary; things such as the balls used were blessed in hopes that the other team would not score as much. Bats were also blessed in order to ensure more accuracy when striking the ball. A third manner in which it became a part of local society was that it became a community
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activity. All members of the home team set out a day to watch the events. As well as unlike the English model of cricket the size of the teams are not limited to 13, the trobrianders include as many players as the other teams bring. The size of teams can go from anywhere around 30-60 players at a time. Trobrianders playing cricket is an ingenious response to colonialism is because colonialism’s objective was to convert these societies into an ideal English colony however these trobriand societies stayed true to their traditions. In a very creative manner each tribe created their individuality to add to these games.
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