Up another shilling to 16, and the debate about the lbw law rumbled on, as schools and clubs wrote in their thoughts on the matter. MCC also printed a report, entitled "Reviving First-Class Cricket", concerned with the decline in attendances and the organisation of the county game. Stuart Surridge, Surrey's captain, led them to their fifth successive County Championship title, prompting Douglas Jardine to write an appreciation. Jim Laker also featured, after his amazing 19-wicket against Australia at Old Trafford. He appeared in the lead photo, and had his "wonderful year" assessed by Neville Cardus. Maurice Tate, the popular former England allrounder who played 39 Tests, died aged 61.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1018
Price 16 shillings

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

England maintain mastery under, 1957

C. B. Fry

Greatest allrounder of his or any generation, 1957

How West Indies cricket grew up

But can they emulate their triumph of 1950?

Laker's wonderful year

19 for 90 (1957)

Old Trafford centenary

No ground surpasses it in style or tradition, 1957

Stuart Surridge: Surrey's inspiration

Five championships in a row, 1957

The great men of Gloucestershire

Grace, Hammond and more, 1957

Series included

Australians in England, 1956

Report | Matches

Australians in Pakistan and India, 1956-57

Report | Matches

New Zealand in Pakistan and India, 1955-56

Report | Matches

West Indies in New Zealand, 1955-56

Report | Matches