1987

Graeme Wright succeeded John Woodcock, who stood down to become associate editor, and he immediately faced the same problems of cramming in the ever-increasing programme of cricket. His first set of Notes followed a depressing theme for English cricket with reasons being sought for the poor standards. Gubby Allen, the former England player, received a special portrait for his knighthood that year. Vic Marks, the England and Somerset offspinner, made his Almanack debut, with "Time present and time past", illustrating how much the modern player is now under the media spotlight. Meanwhile, Jim Laker, who took 193 Test wickets for England, died at the age of 64, the day before his old Test team-mate Bill Edrich.
Editor Graeme Wright
Pages 1296
Price £13.95

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

The parlous state of Australian cricket and more, 1987

How Amiss won his entry card

Remarkable sustainer of excellence, despite the crises, 1987

Jim Laker - a tribute

When shall we look upon his like again? (1987)

MCC - 200 years

A celebration, 1987

Sir George Allen

A portrait of 'Gubby', 1987

Time present and time past

Have standards dropped to the extent some claim? (1987)

Series included

Asia Cup, 1985-86

Report | Matches

Austral-Asia Cup, 1985-86

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England in the West Indies, 1985-86

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Sharjah Challenge Cup, 1985-86

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The Australians in New Zealand, 1985-86

Report | Matches

The Indians in Australia, 1985-86

Report | Matches

The Indians in England, 1986

Report | Matches

The Indians in Sri Lanka, 1985-86

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The New Zealanders in Australia, 1985-86

Report | Matches

The New Zealanders in England, 1986

Report | Matches

The Pakistanis in Sri Lanka, 1985-86

Report | Matches

The Sri Lankans in Pakistan, 1985-86

Report | Matches

The West Indians in Pakistan, 1985-86

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