2000

The Millennium edition included a special section looking back at the entire 20th century. The centrepiece was the announcement of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Century, voted on by a panel of 100 prominent cricket figures from around the world - writers, commentators and ex-players. Every one of them voted for Don Bradman, and 90 for Garry Sobers. The final three spots were more closely contested, but went to Jack Hobbs, Viv Richards and Shane Warne. There were also looks back at the best summers, the best photographs and the best matches of the previous century, while Yorkshire were anointed County of the Century despite having won the last of their 26 Championship titles in 1968. Outside the special section there were tributes to Malcolm Marshall, who had died of cancer, and the late E. W. Swanton, plus coverage of the 1999 World Cup in England. The traditional Five Cricketers of the Year all came from outside England, who had endured a miserable home summer: Chris Cairns, Rahul Dravid, Lance Klusener, Tom Moody and Saqlain Mushtaq. This was the last almanack for four years to be edited by Matthew Engel, who had been posted to Washington by his newspaper, The Guardian.
Editor Matthew Engel
Pages 1600
Price £29.99

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

England's World Cup disaster and more, 2000

A century of cricket writing

A tale more often of quantity than quality, 2000

A hundred matches of the century

From Lord's to the Bellerive Oval, 2000

Books received in 1999

Article

County of the century

Yorkshire, by a distance, 2000

Cricket books, 1999

The ghost of Tufnell and more, 2000

Five cricketers of the century

How they were chosen, 2000

Five cricketers of the century: Shane Warne

Article

Five cricketers of the century: Sir Donald Bradman

Article

Five cricketers of the century: Sir Garfield Sobers

Article

Five cricketers of the century: Sir Jack Hobbs

Article

Five cricketers of the century: Sir Vivian Richards

Article

Images of the century

Victor Trumper to Jonty Rhodes, 2000

Summers of the century (1)

A stormy relationship - cricket under the thumb of the weather, 2000

Summers of the century (2)

1947: Compton and Edrich's summer of summers, 2000

Taylor: his place in the Pantheon

The man who made Australia winners again, 2000

The great fast bowler: Malcolm Marshall

A man we must celebrate, 2000

Series included

Coca-Cola Champions Trophy, 1998-99

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Coca-Cola Cup, 1998-99

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England in Australia, 1998-99

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ICC World Cup, 1999

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Meril Challenge Cup, 1998-99

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Meril International Tournament, 1998-99

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Pepsi Cup, 1998-99

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Sahara Cup, 1998-99

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The Asian Test Championship, 1998-99

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The Australians in Pakistan, 1998-99

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The Australians in the West Indies, 1998-99

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The Carlton & United Series, 1998-99

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The Indians in New Zealand, 1998-99

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The Indians in Zimbabwe, 1998-99

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The Indians in Zimbabwe, 1998-99

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The New Zealanders in England, 1999

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The Pakistanis in India, 1998-99

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The South Africans in New Zealand, 1998-99

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The West Indies in South Africa, 1998-99

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The Zimbabweans in Pakistan, 1998-99

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When cricket really was the winner

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