Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack
The 159th edition of the most famous sports book in the world – published every year since 1864 – contains some of the world’s finest sports writing, and reflects on a year when Azeem Rafiq forced the sport to examine, more painfully than ever, its attitude to racism. The launch of The Hundred gave a huge boost to the women’s game while raising many questions about the men’s. Then, in the last two months of the year, Australia’s men won the World T20 and retained the Ashes.
Writers include Lawrence Booth, Stephen Fry, Mike Atherton, Gideon Haigh, Henry Blofeld, Vic Marks, Tanya Aldred, Andy Bull, Tim de Lisle, Emma John and Scyld Berry. As usual, Wisden includes the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and the famous obituaries. And, as ever, there are reports and scorecards for every Test, together with forthright opinion, compelling features and comprehensive records.
“There can’t really be any doubt about the cricket book of the year, any year: it’s obviously Wisden” Andrew Baker in The Daily Telegraph
Playfair Cricket Annual 2022
The world’s bestselling cricket annual. The indispensable pocket guide to the cricket season. The 75th edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2022.
New Zealand, India and South Africa are the tourists this coming season, and here you’ll find comprehensive Test match and limited-overs records and career records to help you follow the action. County cricket is covered in unrivalled depth, with biographies of all players registered to the counties at the start of the season, full coverage of last summer’s events, details of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup and England’s campaign to regain the Ashes in Australia, and a fixture list for all major domestic matches in 2022.
There are also sections on women’s cricket and the major domestic T20 competitions from around the world, including The Hundred.
For any cricket fan, the season is never complete without a copy of Playfair to guide you through it all.