The traces of war had not entirely disappeared ("We hope this will be the last curtailed edition"), but the mood was upbeat and confident. Surrey's centenary was celebrated, EW Swanton wrote one of the Almanack's most famous features - "Cricket Under The Japs" - and the joy of the Victory Tests and the Dominions matches were given centre stage. Details of Lancashire's £100,000 appeal for a new pavilion were announced (but 60-odd years later the old pavilion was still there).
Editor Hubert Preston
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