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Full name Norman Preston
Born March 18, 1903
Died March 6, 1980, Beckenham, Kent (aged 76 years 354 days)
Other Journalist, Author
Relation Father - H Preston
Norman Preston came from good Almanack stock, His father, Hubert, had edited the Almanack before him and was a partner in Pardon's Cricket Reporting Agency which he joined in 1933. He also covered overseas tours for Reuters as well as working for the Press Association.
Only Sydney Pardon was in office longer than Preston's 29 years, and his final edition in 1981 was published weeks after his death. He guided the Almanack through some difficult times, and the expansion of the game led to tough - and not always popular - decisions to cut or restrict some long-standing content.
The former Indian openers haven't been shining lately, but the IPL presents an opportunity for them to show their class
They were making good progress in building a world-class side, but not getting rid of Kevin Pietersen after the texting saga in 2012 cost them greatly
Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it
Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara go over their World T20 win, and feel grateful to have fans whose support remains unwavering in victory and defeat
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi
Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results
Brian Lara's 375 had a sense of inevitability to it, while the 400 came amid a backdrop of strikes and the threat of a whitewash
If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto