The 1962 edition, the first to break the pound barrier, carried a "strong Australian flavour", following the Ashes the previous summer, and West Indies' 1960-61 tour of Australia, that included the Tied Test. Four of the Five Cricketers of the Year were Australian, and Jack Fingleton, a former wearer of the Baggy Green himself, wrote on an "Enjoyable visit to Britain". Non-Australian features included one by Gubby Allen on his time as chairman of England's selectors, and an appreciation of Brian Statham and Frank Trueman, who both retired. JM Kilburn, the correspondent of the Yorkshire Post, opened up with "Happy the country with no history may be debatable as a political aphorism, but happy the cricketing country with high-class fast bowling is self-evident truth". Percy Chapman, the former England captain, died.
Editor Norman Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

The true spirit of cricket, 1962

An enjoyable visit to Britain

But bring back the old L.B.W. rule, 1962

Happy Hampshire

County champions in 1961

My seven years stretch

Chairman of the Selection Committee for Tests, 1962

Statham and Trueman

An appreciation, 1962

Series included

Australians in England, 1961

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Pakistan in India, 1960-61

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West Indies in Australia, 1960-61

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