2003

The 140th edition was the first to feature a photograph on the cover - the two top-hatted gentlemen who had gambolled there since 1938 were moved to the spine. To soothe diehard collectors, a traditional cover was also available. The cover star - Michael Vaughan, who scored 1481 Test runs in 2002 - was chosen by Tim de Lisle, the Almanack's first one-off editor and, at 40, one of its youngest. He was appointed to fill the gap between the retirement of Graeme Wright and the return of Matthew Engel, who was working in America. Inside, the 2003 edition boasted an expanded Features section, including assessments of Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh. The international avalanche was demonstrated by coverage of 22 Test series and ten other one-day tournaments, as well as by brief scores of the 2003 World Cup.
Editor Tim de Lisle
Pages 1760
Price £35

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Comment, 2003

Batting for a billion

Tyrant and technician, thug and sculptor, India's deliverance... Tendulkar at 30, 2003

Being there

Who has seen the most Test cricket?, 2003

Cricket and marriage: a few glimpses

Don't marry a cricketer, 2003

Crying out for less

The crisis of international overload, 2003

Don't marry a cricketer

Can a leading player also be a family man?

On top of the world

Fifty years ago, television reached the people and England won back the Ashes with perhaps their best XI ever; 2003

Richie Benaud's favourite Tests ...

Article, 2003

Richie Benaud's tips for aspiring commentators

Article, 2003

The 21st-century coaching book

Different strokes for different times, 2003

The man who changed the game

Steve Waugh and the art of fast batting

Series included

England in India, 2001-02

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England in New Zealand, 2001-02

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England in Zimbabwe, 2001-02

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ICC Champions Trophy, 2002-03

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LG Abans Triangular Series, 2001-02

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Morocco Cup, 2002

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Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, 2001-02

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PSO Tri-Nation Tournament, 2002

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Sharjah Cup, 2001-02

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Standard Bank Triangular Series

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The Asian Test Championship, 2001-02

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The Australians in South Africa, 2001-02

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The Bangladeshis in New Zealand, 2001-02

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The Bangladeshis in Sri Lanka, 2002

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The Indians in England 2002

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The Indians in South Africa, 2001-02

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The Indians in The West Indies, 2001-02

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The Khaleej Times Trophy, 2001-02

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The NatWest Series, 2002

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The New Zealanders in Australia, 2001-02

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The New Zealanders in Pakistan, 2002

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The New Zealanders in the West Indies, 2002

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The Pakistanis in Bangladesh, 2001-02

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The South Africans in Australia, 2001-02

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The South Africans in Zimbabwe, 2001-02

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The Sri Lankans in England

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The West Indians in Sri Lanka, 2001-02

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The Zimbabweans in Bangladesh, 2001-02

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The Zimbabweans in India, 2001-02

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The Zimbabweans in Sri Lanka, 2001-02

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Tower Super Challenge II, 2002

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VB Series, 2001-02

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