"More, perhaps, than any of its predecessors, this 119th edition ... reflects the extent to which cricket has become embroiled in politics." That was the editor's opening line in the 1982 edition, and elsewhere Walter Hadlee, the former New Zealand captain, talked about the effects of apartheid on the cricket world. Elsewhere, Mike Brearley gave "some thoughts on modern captaincy", and there is a tribute to Ken Barrington, who died suddenly during England's tour of West Indies. The editor also praised Christine Forrest, a member of his editorial team, "who must be the only member of her sex capable of taking 200 words out of an overlong match report without upsetting its balance".
Editor John Woodcock
Pages 1299
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Tests for Sri Lanka and more, 1982

Cyril Coote - a Cambridge legend

The man behind Fenner's peerless reputation, 1982

India: 1932-1982

A half-century of Test cricket, 1982

Ken Barrington - an appreciation

Premature death robs cricket of a favourite son, 1982

Mike Procter - a great allrounder

Wisden Almanack, 1982

Some thoughts about modern captaincy

A leader has to earn the respect of the led, 1982

The career figures of W. G. Grace

Let them be, 1982

The escalating effects of politics on cricket

Where there are differences, let there be reconciliation, 1982

Series included

Australia in England 1981: Botham's summer

Report | Matches

England in West Indies, 1980-81

Report | Matches

The Indians in Australia and New Zealand, 1980-81

Report | Matches

The Indians in Australia and New Zealand, 1980-81

Report | Matches

The New Zealanders in Australia, 1980-81

Report | Matches

The West Indians in Pakistan, 1980-81

Report | Matches