The editor warned of things to come, with the growth of cricket likely to cause an increase in prices. Meanwhile, Pakistan pulled off a shock win at The Oval, which made them the only side to win a Test on their first tour of England - they were initially thought to be "no better than average county standard". Plum Warner, at the age of 82, offered his "twilight reflections", while Neville Cardus looked back at England v South Africa tussles before the summer series, describing South Africa's entrance to the international scene as "almost with the rude violence of a gate-crasher". Warren Bardsley, the former Australian captain who played 41 Tests, died.
Editor Norman Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Hutton's men bring home the Ashes, 1955

South Africa offer serious challenge


The story of Yorkshire

No other county can match this tale of success, 1955

Twilight reflections

Keep cricket a game, 1955

Series included

New Zealanders in South Africa, 1953-54

Report | Matches

Pakistan in England, 1954

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The M.C.C team in the West Indies, 1953-54

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