Due to the "ever-increasing amount of cricket to report", Norman Preston was forced to introduce a few changes to the 1960 edition, which went up by over two shillings to dangerously close to a pound. Bowling analyses were presented in a different, more concise form, and there was less-detailed reporting on overseas cricket as the English summer was so crowded. Issues such as throwing, or "Throw and Drag", and the standard of umpiring were discussed in detail. Neville Cardus reflected on the careers on five big names who had retired, including Godfrey Evans and Jim Laker. Collie Smith, the West Indies allrounder, died in a car crash - that also involved Garry Sobers - in Stoke-on-Trent.
Editor Norman Preston
Pages 1011
Price 18 shillings and sixpence

Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

English cricket thrives again, 1960

Essex — 1876 to 1960

Beating the Australians and more, 1960

Five stalwarts retire

Evans, Washbrook, Brookes, Tribe and Laker, 1960

Throw and drag

Will the controversies finally be settled? (1960)


Players: treat umpires with respect, 1960

Series included

India in England, 1959

Report | Matches

M.C.C. team in Australia and New Zealand, 1958-59

Report | Matches

West Indies in India and Pakistan, 1958-59

Report | Matches