Graeme Wright's fifth edition contained even more pages as the number of matches and series continued to rise, but he lamented that the amount of cricket played "seemed to be in inverse proportion to those playing". Not only that, but the season started on April 13, the earliest since 1903. Roedean, a ladies public school, submitted their averages for inclusion but did do too late for publication and so "and editorial dilemma was postponed for another year." Graham Gooch's 333 against India attracted comment, as did the retirement - and knighthood - of Sir Richard Hadlee.
Editor Graeme Wright
Pages 1360
Price £20.00 (£16.75 soft)