The Sunday League's inaugural season was described as "instant cricket and an instant success", altough the editor Norman Preston stressed that it should never become a substitute for genuine first-class cricket. He also urged against the introduction of four-day Championship games: "I can imagine nothing more dreary." At publication, there was still a chance that the South African tour of England would go ahead, but the spectre of mob violence loomed large. Among the Cricketers of the Year were Majid Jahangir Khan and Don Shepherd, in recognition of Glamorgan's championship win.
Editor Norman Preston
Notes by the Editor
A history of wicket-covering in England
And Gilligan led them out
Cricket and Christianity, 1970
The personification of Yorkshire cricket, 1970
Enid Bakewell - champion woman cricketer
1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a series, 1970
The greatest fast bowler of all time?
Glamorgan a peep into the past
A history of the Champions, 1970
Ken Barrington the accumulator
Holder of an extraordinary collection of batting records, 1970
Ups and downs of the Springboks