Cricket's Golden Summer - certainly the greatest post-war season - "bears comparison with any season in living memory," according to the editor. The sun shone throughout, Denis Compton (3816 runs at 90.85, including 18 hundreds) and Bill Edrich (3539 runs at 80.53) bestrode the land like conquering heroes, and crowds thronged the grounds: Lord's was often full for county games, as Middlesex romped away with the county title. And an England captain of the future, Peter May, scored 651 runs at 81.37 for Charterhouse.
Editor Hubert Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

A wonderful season, 1948

Australia and England

Sidelights on the Tests, 1948

No magic in fast bowling


Rebuilding Yorkshire cricket

Will Yorkshire never rise again? (1948)

Sir Stanley Jackson

One of the finest cricketers ever seen in England, 1948

Series included

M.C.C. team in Australia and New Zealand, 1946-47

Report | Matches

South Africans in England, 1947

Report | Matches