By Phil Walker A peculiar mix of excitement and trepidation trailed the launch, in November, of the revived Wisden Cricket … Continue reading Reviving Wisden Cricket Monthly
By James Gingell Scyld Berry’s excellent book The Game of Life begins with a story about an English army officer … Continue reading Warner’s war and other Ashes clashes
Gideon Haigh’s classic account of the Kerry Packer affair, The Cricket War, will be re-released in November. Published for the … Continue reading Revisiting The Cricket War
A Wisden at The Oval anthology could have been produced any time in the last 120 years and been an interesting read. But 2017 seemed the obvious choice. Continue reading Wisden at The Oval
England’s series opener against the West Indies at Edgbaston will see the first use of a pink ball in a Test match in the UK. Alison Mitchell tells the story behind the newcomer’s construction…
On July 11, when Afghanistan played their first match at Lord’s, the Compton and Mound Stands – packed with Pashtun passion – were where the party was at. Continue reading Joining the Afghan party at Lord’s
July 27 will see The Oval stage its 100th Test. In an article first published in issue 17 of The Nightwatchman (an Oval special), Michael Holding reflects on the socio-political dimensions of the West Indies win in 1976.