1989

"This edition has never behaved normally," wrote Graeme Wright, while compiling the Almanack on what he called "a season to forget". The wettest July since 1939, bad pitches, and a continuation in poor standards at Test and county level were the main reasons why. After England used four different captains in five Tests against West Indies that summer, much was made of the captaincy, and Graham Gooch emerged as the saviour to lead English cricket again. Elsewhere, Peter Roebuck, then Somerset's captain, paid tribute to Graeme Hick after his 405 not out, and Tony Lewis, the former England captain, provided a tribute to Sunil Gavaskar, who retired that year.
Editor Graeme Wright
Pages 1264
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

The Oval is saved and more, 1989

England v Australia - the brand leader?

An Ashes summer is a special summer, 1989

The little master

Sunil Gavaskar: the best player of spin bowling, 1989

The problem of pitches

25-point penalty should deter - but not bring blandness, 1989

We already knew he could bat

Graeme Hick in 1988

Wisden's cricketers of the year

The first century, 1989

Series included

England in New Zealand and Australia, 1987-88

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England in New Zealand and Australia, 1987-88

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England in Pakistan 1987-88

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England in Pakistan, 1987-88

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Reliance World Cup, 1987-88

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Sharjah Cup, 1987-88

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The Benson and Hedges World Series Cup, 1987-88

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The New Zealanders in Australia, 1987-88

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The Pakistanis in New Zealand, 1987-88

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The Pakistanis in the West Indies, 1987-88

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The Sri Lankans in Australia, 1987-88

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The Sri Lankans in England, 1988

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The West Indians in England, 1988

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The West Indians in India, 1987-88

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