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
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

English cricket at the cross roads, 1967

Counties reject the Clark plan

Controversial recommendations stimulate interest, 1967

Indian cricket - its problems and its players

Integral part of the national scene, 1967

My favourite summer

1902

Nottinghamshire's notable part in the growth of cricket

William Clarke and more, 1967

Sobers -- The Lion of Cricket

The greatest ever? Certainly the greatest allrounder today, 1967

Some dates in Indian cricket history

Compiled by Rowland Bowen, 1967

Some dates in Pakistan cricket history

Compiled by Rowland Bowen, 1967

The rise of cricket in Pakistan

Twenty five years old, 1967

World XI dominate

Rothman's Triangular Tournament, 1967

Series included

M.C.C. team in Australia and New Zealand, 1965-66

Report | Matches

West Indies in England, 1966

Report | Matches

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