A good summer for England in 1974 - albeit a cold and wet one - was tempered by a dismal Ashes tour which followed. Blighted by injury and hostile fast bowling. Short-pitched bowling was foremost in the editor's mind as he wrote on the "Menace of Short Pitched Bouncers". Counties faced severe financial difficulties - Middlesex asked all 7000 members for £10 each to avoid imminent bankruptcy. The retirement of Garry Sobers - who was knighted in the New Year - elicited a lengthy and glowing tribute.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1142
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Almanack essays

Home alone

Notes by the Editor, 1975

Likely England talent

Notes by the Editor, 1975

200 years of laws

And LBW still the most controversial, 1975

Buying back one's past

Advertising and the Almanack, 1975

Gilbert Jessop — the most exciting cricketer of them all

The game's greatest box office attraction, 1975

Israeli cricket

New to International Cricket Conference, 1975

Old Trafford humiliated

The best and greenest turf anywhere, 1975

Sir Garfield Sobers

Cricket's most versatile performer, 1975

The joy of touring


The willing workhorses of first-class cricket

The men who keep county cricket alive, 1975

Series included

Australia in New Zealand, 1973-74

Report | Matches

India in England, 1974

Report | Matches

M.C.C. in West Indies, 1973-74

Report | Matches

New Zealand in Australia,1973-74

Report | Matches

Pakistan in England, 1974

Report | Matches