The Almanack included pictures in the county sections, as well a county badge and a diagram of major grounds, for the first time. Walter Hadlee's New Zealanders were popular tourists, but with their Tests still only allocated three days all four matches were drawn. The editor urged five-day matches if series were not to be "almost farcical". The County Championship continued to attract massive interest, helped by good weather and a gripping finish which ended with Yorkshire and Middlesex sharing the title, the first such instance since 1889.
Editor Hubert Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

New Zealand flourished, 1950

Coaching the schoolboy

The problems of coaches in school cricket, 1950

Martin Donnelly

A master of technique, 1950

Tribute to Hutton

A legend in his own life-time, 1950

Warwickshire's ups and downs


West Indies in Test cricket

Welcoming the five-day Test match, 1950

Series included

M.C.C Team in South Africa, 1948-49

Report | Matches

New Zealanders in England, 1949

Report | Matches

West Indies in India, 1948-49

Report | Matches