1983

The editor noted the "increasing worry to know how best to make room for everything one would like to carry", with the ever-expanding records and Births & Deaths sections. Again, though, politics cast a shadow over the book, and Woodcock described 1982 as "a disturbing year". A number of England players, including Graham Gooch and Geoff Boycott, were banned for undertaking a rebel tour of South Africa, the counties were in financial difficulties, and the poor behaviour of crowds and players in the 1982-83 Ashes series reflected the "sad manifestation that is the bane of modern sport". However, there was one positive: the 1982 edition of Wisden was in the top ten best-selling lists for 14 weeks.
Editor John Woodcock
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Appealing gets out of control and more, 1983

South Africa: progress towards non-racial cricket

International bodies reluctant to acknowledge improvements, 1983

Success through perceptiveness

One of the best captain international cricket has known, 1983

The continuing struggle for survival

County cricket's never-ending financial crises, 1983

The fastest hundreds in Test cricket

Trumper, Bradman, Benaud and more, 1983

The Yorkshire connection

Yorkshire's supply line to the other counties, 1983

Turner marches on

A hundred hundreds, 1983

Series included

England in India and Sri Lanka, 1981-82

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England in India and Sri Lanka, 1981-82

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The Australians in New Zealand, 1981-82

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The Indians in England, 1982

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The Pakistanis in Australia, 1981-82

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The Pakistanis in England, 1982

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The Sri Lankans in Pakistan, 1981-82

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The West Indians in Australia, 1981-82

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