1999

This almanack included the tale of yet another England defeat in West Indies - after three Tests it was 1-1, including the first Test ever to be abandoned because of an unfit pitch - but West Indies pulled away in the end. There was better news at home: in 1998 England came from behind to defeat South Africa, although Sri Lanka won a one-off Test at The Oval, leading to two of their stars - Muttiah Muralitharan and Arjuna Ranatunga - being named as Cricketers of the Year. The Five was completed by Ian Austin, Darren Gough and South Africa's Jonty Rhodes. The other articles included "The History of Mystery" - a look at the evolution of spin bowling, by Simon Wilde - and a look at the even darker arts of match-fixing, which was beginning to make headlines. There was also an examination of MCC's overdue decision to admit women to membership. On the field unbeaten Leicestershire won the Championship, for the second time in three years.
Editor Matthew Engel
Pages 1520
Price £28.00

Almanack essays

Further notes by the Editor

How David Batty's penalty miss revitalised English cricket, 1999

The biggest crisis since Packer

Notes by the Editor, 1999

The Taylor years

Notes by the Editor, 1999

And now for something completely different

How the World Cup continues to grow up, 1999

Five cricketers of the century

Panel of 100 to choose greatest contributors to the game, 1999

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slowie: the evolution of one-day strategy

Variation, fitness and fielding ahead of the World Cup, 1999

The corruption of cricket

Goodies threaten to change places with the baddies, 1999

The history of mystery

Googlies, chinamen and 'zooters', 1999

The light that flickered

Graeme Hick - unbowed by dismay, 1999

The Scottish connection

World Cup qualifiers with a surprising cricketing heritage, 1999

The speedometer summer

Donald pips Gough in pace race

The Wisden World Championship

England in danger of falling to last place, 1999

The year the citadel fell

Entry into MCC only the beginning, 1999

Series included

Akai Singer Champions Trophy, 1997-98

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Coca-Cola Cup (India), 1997-98

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Coca-Cola Cup (Sharjah), 1997-98

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England in the West Indies, 1997-98

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MTN Under-19 World Cup

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Pepsi Asia Cup, 1997-98

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Pepsi Triangular Series, 1997-98

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President's Cup, 1997-98

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Sahara Cup, 1997-98

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Silver Jubilee Independence Cup, 1997-98

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Singer Akai Nidahas Trophy, 1997-98

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Standard Bank International One-Day Series, 1997-98

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The Australians in India, 1997-98

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The Australians in New Zealand, 1997-98

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The Carlton & United Series, 1997-98

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The Indians in Sri Lanka, 1997-98

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The New Zealanders in Australia, 1997-98

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The New Zealanders in Sri Lanka, 1997-98

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The New Zealanders in Zimbabwe, 1997-98

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The Pakistanis in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1997-98

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The Pakistanis in South Africa and Zimbabwe, 1997-98

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The South Africans In Australia, 1997-98

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The South Africans in England, 1998

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The South Africans in Pakistan, 1997-98

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The Sri Lankans in England, 1998

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The Sri Lankans in India, 1997-98

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The Sri Lankans in South Africa, 1997-98

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The West Indians in Pakistan, 1997-98

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The Zimbabweans in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, 1997-98

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The Zimbabweans in Sri Lanka and New Zealand, 1997-98

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Wills Challenge Series, 1997-98

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Wills Golden Jubilee Tournament, 1997-98

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