The 1954 edition started a recurring theme: the ongoing problem of negative batting in the English first-class game. Freddie Brown gave his opinion on the faults of modern batsman, and urged them to attack more. In preparation for Pakistan's first visit to England, Abdul Hafeez Kardar, the captain - who had earlier toured England with India - gave an account on how their game had developed. There was, of course, a report on England winning back the Ashes after 19 years, along with six shots of that series in the opening photograph section. Elsewhere, Neville Cardus provided an insight on the career of Lindsay Hassett, the Australian captain, who retired that year.
Editor Norman Preston
Notes by the Editor