Kerry Packer and World Series Cricket was an all-pervading theme in this issue ("The greatest upheaval and division the first-class game has ever known") with the matter still raging at the time of publication. Mike Brearley, England new captain in place of the disgraced Tony Greig, won praise as "a master in the art of cricket" as England beat Australia 3-0 to regain the Ashes. In fairness, Australia were a far-from-happy bunch, with the ramifications of the Packer Affair increasingly dividing them. Geoff Boycott reached his 100th hundred, and Ian Botham made his Test bow.
Editor Norman Preston
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Almanack essays

Further notes by the Editor

Botham's notable debut and more, 1978

Skimming the cream

Notes by the Editor, 1978

100 years of Leicestershire cricket

Concentrating on the last 15 years, 1978

Canada v U.S.A.

Record win for the Canadians, 1978

Cricket in Canada, 1977

An unusually successful season, 1978

Dates in cricket history


Has the bumper ruined batsmanship?

Those of lesser quality change method against the fast, 1978

Irish cricket in 1977


Scottish cricket in 1977


The Ashes


The Centenary Test match

Australia victorious again by 45 runs

The centurions of 1977

John Edrich, M.B.E.

The centurions of 1977

Geoffrey Boycott

The Cricket Council, 1976-77


The Packer case

The explosion, 1978

Three studies in greatness

Astill, Turnbull and White, 1978

Women's cricket in 1977


Series included

Australia in England, 1977

Report | Matches

Australians in New Zealand, 1976-77

Report | Matches

England in India and Australia 1976-77

Report | Matches

New Zealand in Pakistan and India, 1976

Report | Matches

Pakistan in Australia, 1976-77

Report | Matches

Pakistan in the West Indies, 1976-77

Report | Matches

The Prudential Trophy 1972

Report | Matches