1986

Celebrating the year which England last won the Ashes at home, the 1986 edition had a theme of change. Sir Donald Bradman wrote on a new era in cricket, dubbing the last 50 years a "revolution". He gave the thumbs-up to one-day cricket - it had got rid of boring batsmen, and improved the fielding and running between wickets. Jack Bannister noted another evolution, what he called a "financial revolution", with the Packer issue helping to increase players' and umpires' Test fees sevenfold. There was also a detailed progression of the covering of pitches over the years. But perhaps the biggest change was yet to come, as this was John Woodcock's final edition as editor.
Editor John Woodcock
Pages 1296
Price £12.50

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

A Melbourne Jamboree and more, 1986

1903 - the wettest summer of them all?

Certainly not last summer, as some have claimed, 1986

A financial revolution

Players must show they deserve their rewards, 1986

Alan Knott - a thorough genius

The best wicket-keeper of his time, 1986

Covering by degrees

Sticky wickets make for more engrossing cricket, 1986

Whither cricket now?

Problems are still there - they are just different, 1986

Series included

Benson and Hedges World Championship of cricket, 1984-85

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England in India and Sri Lanka, 1984-85

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Rothmans Trophy in Sharjah, 1984-85

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The Australians in England, 1985

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The Australians in India

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The Indians in Pakistan, 1984-85

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The New Zealanders in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 1984-85

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The New Zealanders in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, 1984-85

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The New Zealanders in West Indies, 1984-85

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The Pakistanis in New Zealand, 1984-85

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The West Indians in Australia, 1984-85

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