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Cricket People: Brian Close (5 articles)

From Len to Ray – A brief guide to the Flagstaff Cricket Annual

Posted: 16th February 2016

From Len to Ray. Len Hutton and Ray Illingworth. The England captaincies of ¬†these two Yorkshiremen, one from the 1950’s and one from the 1960’s topped and tailed the life…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Cricket annuals, Flagstaff Cricket Annual

300 Test wickets and just a handshake – A look back at the 1964 English cricket season

Posted: 12th August 2014

Fred Trueman and 1964. That summer was a significant time for the Yorkshire fast bowler as towards its’ end, he took his 300th wicket in Test cricket. Fred was the…

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Category: Cricket - Editorial

Tags: Cricket Spotlight, Fairfield Books, Flagstaff Cricket Annual, Playfair Cricket Annual, Playfair Cricket Monthly, The Cricketer, Wisden Cricket Monthly

Barrington, Burki and Boycott – The Cricketer Magazine Winter Annual reviews the 1967 domestic cricket season

Posted: 27th October 2013

Barrington, Burki and Boycott. Ken, Javed and Geoffrey. There they were, along with Bishan Bedi, Keith Boyce and many others. Caught in time within the pages of the¬†1967/8 Winter Annual…

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Category: Cricket Magazines

The essential county cricket watcher’s companion – A brief guide to The Playfair Cricket Annual

Posted: 27th May 2013

Another birthday, another cricket gift. My first memory of the Playfair Cricket annual was one I was given for my birthday which fell perfectly for cricket gift giving at the…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Blank, part printed or completed in ink? – A brief guide to cricket programmes – Part 2: Scorecards

Posted: 20th November 2012

It was part of the ritual. After you’d clicked through the turnstile at a place like Lord’s where I watched my very first day of live County cricket in 1964…

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Category: Cricket Programmes