The editor again rued the problem of the rising costs of the Almanack, up a shilling that year, but insisted that it was still good value compared to other sports books. The 1966 edition had a strong West Indian theme, with a 28-page section in which Learie Constantine charted the team's history and future. Walter Hammond's death at the early age of 62 was addressed by Neville Cardus, who observed: "For once in a while, youth of the present was not sceptical of the doings of a past master." In the regular feature "Dates in cricket history", there was a brief account of how cricket's dress styles had changed through the decades - from silver jockey hats to white shirts with pink spots on.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1043
Price 23 shillings and sixpence