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.
One after another, the hosts' batsmen attempted questionable flicks and drives in their second innings, disregarding the drift and dip the offspinner was generating
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts
Against India in 2002, Hooper, Dillon, Chanderpaul and Co. gave their fans something to cheer about
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best