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Sydney Pardon      

Full name Sydney Herbert Pardon

Born September 23, 1855

Died November 20, 1925, St Bartholomews Hospital, London (aged 70 years 58 days)

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Relation Brother - Pardon, CF

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Sydney Pardon was a sports journalist who was the editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 35 editions, succeeding his brother, Charles, from 1891 until his sudden death in 1925. He is regarded as the man who shaped the Almanack into the publication it is today. He introduced a comprehensive obituary section in 1892, a soft-cover edition in 1896, and the Notes by the Editor feature in 1901. He was at the heart of the campaign to stamp out throwing in the 1890s, and his editorials were often hard-hitting, even by modern standards. Perhaps his most famous came after England's 1909 Ashes defeat when he wrote that the England selectors had "touched the confines of lunacy". Away from cricket - he was cricket correspondent of The Times - he also wrote with authority on music, the theatre, opera and bridge. He set up the Cricket Reporting Agency with Charles and Edgar, another brother, in the 1870s.
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