The Sunday League's inaugural season was described as "instant cricket and an instant success", altough the editor Norman Preston stressed that it should never become a substitute for genuine first-class cricket. He also urged against the introduction of four-day Championship games: "I can imagine nothing more dreary." At publication, there was still a chance that the South African tour of England would go ahead, but the spectre of mob violence loomed large. Among the Cricketers of the Year were Majid Jahangir Khan and Don Shepherd, in recognition of Glamorgan's championship win.
Editor Norman Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Another year of change and controversy, 1970

A history of wicket-covering in England


And Gilligan led them out

Cricket and Christianity, 1970

Emmott Robinson

The personification of Yorkshire cricket, 1970

Enid Bakewell - champion woman cricketer

1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a series, 1970

Fiery Fred

The greatest fast bowler of all time?

Glamorgan — a peep into the past

A history of the Champions, 1970

Ken Barrington — the accumulator

Holder of an extraordinary collection of batting records, 1970

Ups and downs of the Springboks

The 1960s say it all, 1970

Series included

M.C.C. in Ceylon and Pakistan, 1968-69

Report | Matches

New Zealanders in England, 1969

Report | Matches

West Indies in Australia, 1968-69

Report | Matches

West Indies in England, 1969

Report | Matches

West Indies in New Zealand, 1968-69

Report | Matches