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Notes By The Editors

120 Years of Wisden Opinion

Jonathan Rice

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Bloomsbury
05 January 2021
When Wisden Cricketers' Almanack was first published in 1864, it included no comments or opinions at all. As the editors explained, they carefully avoided making any remarks upon the play or players, as the purport of this little work is to record the scores of the matches .

But by the turn of the century, things had changed, and since the first set of Notes By The Editor appeared in Wisden in 1901, the editor's opinions have become a feature of the Almanack, the first pages that readers turn to, to see what bees are in the editorial bonnet this year.

In this collection, Notes by the Editors reproduces many of the most memorable editor opinions expressed over the 120 years since they first appeared. Wisden's views on all the great topics (and some of the smaller ones) are included - throwing, bodyline, Packer, the d'Oliveira Affair, not to mention ball tampering and the development of The Hundred. And the weather, always the weather.
Edited by:   Jonathan Rice
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 180mm,  Width: 120mm, 
Weight:   222g
ISBN:   9781472975638
ISBN 10:   1472975634
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   05 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jonathan Rice is a writer and compiler of many cricket books, including Cricket's Finest Painting: Kent v Lancashire 1906, The Wisden Collector's Guide, Wisden on India and Wisden on Grace. He is chairman of the County Cricket Heritage Forum, was chairman of the Lord's Taverners from 2006 to 2008, and president of Kent County Cricket Club in 2018.

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