1996

An exciting home Test series against West Indies, which was drawn 2-2, led to one of England's heroes, Dominic Cork, being chosen as a Cricketer of the Year. Cork took 7 for 43 in his first Test, and a hat-trick in his third one. The Five was completed by Aravinda de Silva, Angus Fraser, Anil Kumble (who took 105 wickets for Northamptonshire) and Dermot Reeve. There was also coverage of Australia's series victories over England at home and West Indies away - their first for 22 years and one which confirmed them as the pre-eminent Test team of the moment.
Editor Matthew Engel
Pages 1440
Price £24.50

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

England, Illy's England, Sixes and Symonds and more, 1996

Bat, ball and bitter: cricket and pubs

From the Maiden Over to Le Toad and Stumps, 1996

Fifty years of post-war cricket

West Indies and Middlesex take the honours, 1996

Fifty years of the cricket writers' club

Swanton, Arlott and more, 1996

Has the game got worse?

Pat Murphy interviews Chris Broad, John Emburey and more, 1996

Miracle in Queensland (somewhat belated)

At last, the Sheffield Shield resides in Brisbane, 1996

Next - schoolboys in pyjamas?

West Country public schools' mini-league breaks from tradition, 1996

The bribes crisis

ICC unempowered to manage the game, 1996

The last of the line

Farewell to Harold Larwood and R. E. S. Wyatt, 1996

Tragedy at Nagpur

Nine people killed watching India v New Zealand, 1996

Series included

Benson and Hedges World Series, 1994-95

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England in Australia, 1994-95

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Mandela Trophy, 1994-95

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New Zealand Centenary Tournament, 1994-95

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Pepsi Asia Cup, 1994-95

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Singer World Series, 1994-95

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The Australians in Pakistan, 1994-95

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The Australians in the West Indies, 1994-95

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The New Zealanders in South Africa, 1994-95

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The Pakistanis in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1994-95

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The Pakistanis in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1994-95

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The Pakistanis in Sri Lanka, 1994-95

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The South Africans in New Zealand, 1994-95

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The Sri Lankans in New Zealand, 1994-95

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The Sri Lankans in Zimbabwe and South Africa, 1994-95

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The West Indians in England, 1995

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The West Indians in India, 1994-95

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The West Indians in New Zealand, 1994-95

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Wills World Series, 1994-95

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