1998

There were three Australians among the Five Cricketers of the Year, which reflected another one-sided Ashes series in England. One of the chosen ones, Stuart Law, couldn't even get into the Test side - he was honoured for his exploits with Essex. But Matthew Elliott and Glenn McGrath played a big part as Australia won the Test series 3-1. The Five was completed by Matthew Maynard and Graham Thorpe. Elsewhere, Wisden revealed that Graham Gooch had now scored more runs in senior cricket - first-class and one-day matches - than Jack Hobbs, and Geoffrey Moorhouse reassessed the legend of WG Grace - "Champion and rotter".
Editor Matthew Engel
Pages 1648
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Mr Dalmiya goes to Lord's and more, 1998

...Delightful man

Denis Compton - talisman of hope, 1998

And Lord's said: let there be lights...

Floodlit cricket, 1998

Court on the boundary

The laws of cricket, 1998

Denis Compton: entrancing player...

The cricketer of exceptional charm, 1998

Gooch: cricket's no.1 run machine

The most prolific player in history, 1998

The appliance of science: a view from the dressing room

Cricket's predictable pact with science, 1998

The appliance of science: a view from the lab

Can science help the mortals play like gods?, 1998

The end of chivalry

No excuse for schoolboy sledging, 1998

W. G. Grace: 150 years on

Instantly identifiable, by his initials alone, 1998

Woodcock's hundred

Grace the greatest, 1998

Series included

Carlton & United series, 1996-97

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England in Zimbabwe and New Zealand, 1996-97

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England in Zimbabwe and New Zealand, 1996-97

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India in West Indies, 1996-97

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Pepsi Independence Cup, 1996-97

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Sahara Cup, 1996-97

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Sameer Four Nations Cup, 1996-97

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Singer Akai Cup, 1996/-97

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Singer Champions Trophy, 1996-97

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Singer World Series, 1996-97

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South Africa in India, 1996-97

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Standard Bank International One-Day Series, 1996-97

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The Australians in England, 1997

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The Australians in India, 1996-97

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The Australians in South Africa, 1996-97

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The Indians in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1996-97

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The Indians in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1996-97

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The New Zealanders in Pakistan, 1996-97

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The Pakistanis in Sri Lanka, 1996-97

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The Sri Lankans in New Zealand, 1996-97

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The Sri Lankans in the West Indies, 1996-97

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The West Indians in Australia, 1996-97

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The Zimbabweans in Pakistan, 1996-97

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The Zimbabweans in Sri Lanka, 1996-97

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Titan Cup, 1996-97

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