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Cricket People: Richie Benaud (6 articles)

Creative cricketing covers from a cigarette sports sponsor – A brief guide to the Benson and Hedges Cup Final programmes

Posted: 30th December 2016

In 1972, the Benson and Hedges Cup became the 3rd one-day competition to be launched in English domestic cricket. Whilst lasting 31 seasons, it became the first casualty of a…


Category: Cricket Programmes

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),…


Category: Cricket Annuals

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…


Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Cricket annuals, Flagstaff Cricket Annual

The mid century stalwart – A brief guide to the News Chronicle Cricket Annual

Posted: 12th October 2014

The annual had different names before 1931 and it would take on a different name after 1960. But through the middle years of the 20th century, the News Chronicle Cricket…


Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Cricket annuals, Cricket books, Daily News and Leader Cricket Annual, Daily News Cricket and Tennis Annual, Daily News Cricket Annual, Morning Leader Cricket and Sports Annual, Morning Leader Cricket Annual, News Chronicle Cricket Annual, Playfair Cricket Annual, Star and Leader Cricket Manual, The Cricket Annual

In the Spotlight and always a great read – A brief guide to Playfair Cricket Monthly magazine

Posted: 18th December 2012

At last I could relax. I’d just bought a complete set of Playfair Cricket Monthly magazines and everything was in order. But why would there be any angst about buying…


Category: Cricket Magazines

Tags: Playfair Cricket Monthly, The Cricketer

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