The traces of war had not entirely disappeared ("We hope this will be the last curtailed edition"), but the mood was upbeat and confident. Surrey's centenary was celebrated, EW Swanton wrote one of the Almanack's most famous features - "Cricket Under The Japs" - and the joy of the Victory Tests and the Dominions matches were given centre stage. Details of Lancashire's £100,000 appeal for a new pavilion were announced (but 60-odd years later the old pavilion was still there).
Editor Hubert Preston
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Almanack essays

Notes by the Editor

Empire teams take the field, 1946

Australian services team

Helping cricket recover, 1946

Cricket under the Japs


Edward Paynter

Man of heart, nerve and skill, 1946

Hundred years of Surrey cricket