The edition was bumped up to 25 shillings, because of the ever-increasing number of overseas tours to cover. To mark the 25th visit of the Australians, Neville Cardus compared the players before the Second World War with the ones after, and Rowland Bowen provided an exhaustive list of dates in Australian cricket history. Many famous players retired, including MJK Smith, Bobby Simpson and Conrad Hunte, while a few died as well: Sydney Barnes, Maurice Leyland and Arthur Mailey all passed away, as did Sir Frank Worrell, who is now honoured when West Indies and Australia play against each other. There is also mention of an American team touring England again - the Gentlemen of Philadelphia made five visits, the first in 1897.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1079
Price 25 shillings

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Sobers signs for Nottinghamshire, 1968

Batsmen must hit the ball again

Cricket is too splendid a game to be muted by dull attitudes, 1968

Rest of World Out of Form

Rest of the World tour of England, 1968

Sir Frank Worrell

Hero of Barbados, 1968

Sydney Francis Barnes

The bowler of the century, 1968

The googly summer

Six decades on, 1968

The modern Golden Age

From 1948 until the present, 1968

Warwickshire the unpredictable

Where cricket is always played as it should be, 1968

Series included

Australia in South Africa, 1966-67

Report | Matches

India in England, 1967

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Pakistan in England, 1967

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West Indies in India, 1966-67

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