1978

Kerry Packer and World Series Cricket was an all-pervading theme in this issue ("The greatest upheaval and division the first-class game has ever known") with the matter still raging at the time of publication. Mike Brearley, England new captain in place of the disgraced Tony Greig, won praise as "a master in the art of cricket" as England beat Australia 3-0 to regain the Ashes. In fairness, Australia were a far-from-happy bunch, with the ramifications of the Packer Affair increasingly dividing them. Geoff Boycott reached his 100th hundred, and Ian Botham made his Test bow.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1150
Price £4.25 (soft) / (cloth)

Almanack essays

Further notes by the Editor

Botham's notable debut and more, 1978

Skimming the cream

Notes by the Editor, 1978

Series included

Australia in England, 1977

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Australians in New Zealand, 1976-77

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England in India and Australia 1976-77

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New Zealand in Pakistan and India, 1976

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Pakistan in Australia, 1976-77

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Pakistan in the West Indies, 1976-77

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The Prudential Trophy 1972

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