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The freaks of nurture – A review of the 2017 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 11th April 2017

‘Remember, offside only’, we’d all shout at each other. Back in the late 1960’s, out on a nice area of flat grass near our house, with a large tree on…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tag: Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Supporting the nurseries of the sport – A brief guide to Cricket Spotlight

Posted: 20th August 2016

In 1957, a new cricket publication was launched. Cricket Spotlight would be produced each year for the next 2 decades just like many other annuals but in look and feel,…

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Tags: County Cricket, County Grounds, Cricket Spotlight

Mother yorked by son in her own back garden – A review of the 2016 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 25th April 2016

Sounds a bit cruel to me. As a former seam bowler at club level and one lucky enough to have his dear mother still around (she’ll be 93 in June),…

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Tag: Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

From Len to Ray – A brief guide to the Flagstaff Cricket Annual

Posted: 16th February 2016

From Len to Ray. Len Hutton and Ray Illingworth. The England captaincies of ┬áthese two Yorkshiremen, one from the 1950’s and one from the 1960’s topped and tailed the life…

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Tags: Cricket annuals, Flagstaff Cricket Annual

An era quietly vanishing – A review of the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 6th May 2015

He’s got it just right. That was my spontaneous feeling when I read a phrase in the preface to the new Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack for 2015 written by editor Lawrence…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Playfair Cricket Monthly, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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