1975

A good summer for England in 1974 - albeit a cold and wet one - was tempered by a dismal Ashes tour which followed. Blighted by injury and hostile fast bowling. Short-pitched bowling was foremost in the editor's mind as he wrote on the "Menace of Short Pitched Bouncers". Counties faced severe financial difficulties - Middlesex asked all 7000 members for £10 each to avoid imminent bankruptcy. The retirement of Garry Sobers - who was knighted in the New Year - elicited a lengthy and glowing tribute.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1142
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Almanack essays

Home alone

Notes by the Editor, 1975

Likely England talent

Notes by the Editor, 1975

Series included

Australia in New Zealand, 1973-74

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India in England, 1974

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M.C.C. in West Indies, 1973-74

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New Zealand in Australia,1973-74

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Pakistan in England, 1974

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