1967

After West Indies retained the Wisden Trophy, Neville Cardus profiled Garry Sobers, "The Lion of Cricket". Elsewhere, the 1967 edition looked ahead to the tours of India and Pakistan that summer, with detailed reports on the state of their games. But there were problems closer to home. "The standard of English first-class cricket has never been so low; not even after the First World War when England lost eight consecutive Tests to Australia was the outlook so depressing," thundered the editor. Dwindling attendances were the main worry, but plans to give the county system a new look were immediately rejected. On a jollier note, AA Thomson wrote on his "favourite summer", and claimed the 1903 Almanack "has almost everything the heart of man could desire".
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1043
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