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Cricket People: Mike Brearley (5 articles)

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

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

If it’s Sunday, it’s programme day – A brief guide to the cricket programmes of the Sunday League

Posted: 21st March 2014

Since the start of modern domestic cricket, most spectators attending a match would follow the same ritual. After entering the ground, they’d look for the scorecard seller. Sitting and completing…

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Category: Cricket Programmes

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

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