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Cricket People: Graham Gooch (6 articles)

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

Remember what Arsenal’s Pat Rice used to do? – As Manchester United manager, David Moyes instructs striker Danny Welbeck to do extra training, some ask if top footballers are dedicated enough?

Posted: 22nd December 2013

Pat Rice wasn’t happy with his left foot. A right footed player, Rice couldn’t really kick the ball properly with his left foot. So he did something about it, on…

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Category: Football - Editorial

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

From controversey to acclaim – A brief guide to the Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine

Posted: 18th December 2012

Launched in June 1979 under license from John Wisden & Co, the Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine is remembered for many things but especially for two controversial incidents, especially what arose…

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Category: Cricket Magazines

Tags: Playfair Cricket Monthly, The Cricketer, Wisden Cricket Monthly

Every yearbook for every county – A brief guide to cricket annuals – Part 3: The county yearbooks

Posted: 20th November 2012

I’d seen him at a few cricket auctions. Jerry always bought the cricket books; sometimes many boxes of them. After one auction, we were packing our cars with all the…

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Category: Cricket Annuals

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