總結來說，本論文探討板球，或者其他任何運動，做為一個擁有影響力的國民文化的價值。影響的層面不只足以建構一個國民文化，甚至足以建構一個國家認同。 From CLR James’ book, Beyond a Boundary, this research takes a look at the impact of a cricket, British cultural import, in the West Indies. In the clutches of colonialism under imperial Britain, this research takes into scrutiny of how the game of cricket permeated into various aspects of West Indian life and culture. Cricket culture in the West Indies is their national culture. Underlying this culture is an ideology engendered in its practice. Various interpretations of ideology and resistance are recounted in this research of cricket in the West Indies. These ideologies are also legacies carried through history by peoples who manage to express themselves through cricket. This study is divided into three chapters. Chapter One provides a brief account of the basic knowledge of cricket for the benefit of those unfamiliar with the game. It covers the basic rules of play, a general history of the game and a brief history of cricket in the West Indies. Chapter Two focuses on the power relations that govern the organization of cricket in the West Indies. This chapter attempts to reveal the class hostilities articulated through cricket as a medium of cultural expression. Chapter Three looks at the cultural clashes in cricket in resistance to dominant white culture. This chapter shows the triumph of this resistance brought on by disturbances by repressed crowds at a cricket game in Trinidad. To sum up, this research probes the validity of cricket, or any other sport, as a national culture of significant influence; the influence of proportions hefty enough to construct, not only a national culture, but ultimately a national identity.