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Cricket People: Colin Cowdrey (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

An era quietly vanishing – A review of the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Posted: 6th May 2015

He’s got it just right. That was my spontaneous feeling when I read a phrase in the preface to the new Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack for 2015 written by editor Lawrence…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

Tags: Playfair Cricket Monthly, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

‘The commentator must say what the picture doesn’t’ – A brief guide to David Coleman’s World of Football annuals

Posted: 24th December 2013

To many football fans of my generation, David Coleman was the voice and face of football as we grew up. Along with many people, I was saddened by the news…

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Category: Football Annuals

Tags: Eagle Sports Annual, Every Book of Sport for Boys, News Chronicle Boys' Book of All Sports, Raymond Glendinning's Book of Sport for Boys, The Big Book of Sports

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

In the Spotlight and always a great read – A brief guide to the Playfair Cricket Monthly magazine

Posted: 18th December 2012

At last I could relax. I’d just bought a complete set of Playfair Cricket Monthly magazines and everything was in order. But why would there be any angst about buying…

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Category: Cricket Magazines

Tags: Playfair Cricket Monthly, The Cricketer