1964

Back to the usual cover for the 101st edition, but it was still packed with features. Norman Preston said in his Notes that Wisden made an "indelible contribution" to the summer, and that the centenary edition had been treated as a "national event". The firm of John Wisden and Co. marked the occasion by launching the Wisden Trophy, to be fought out between England and West Indies - Frank Worrell was the first to hold it aloft. Neville Cardus had a busy year, preparing a full list of captains and leading players of England and Australia in the past, as well as a comprehensive account of the career of Jack Hobbs, who died aged 81. Another big name to pass away was Plum Warner, and he too received a detailed obituary.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1027
Price 22 shillings and sixpence

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

An outstanding season, 1964

Following Leicestershire

A county of character and characters, 1964

Sir John Berry Hobbs

Jack the Great, 1964

Sir Pelham Warner

The Grand Old Man of English cricket, 1964

The gift of captaincy

Leaders of England and Australia, 1964

Series included

M.C.C. team in Australia and New Zealand, 1962-63

Report | Matches

West Indies in England, 1963

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