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Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2011 (148th edition)
The 147th edition includes a piece on Trevor Bailey and a piece by Nasser Hussain himself. The Wisden Test XI establishes the precedent that women, too, are eligible to be Cricketers of the Year. Additionally, in this edition, some of the regular sections have been reordered, so that it now has the following structure:articles, then reportage, then reference.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2010 (147th edition)
Wisden 2010 tells the compelling story of England’s recapture of the Ashes in 2009 - including an analysis by the winning captain, Andrew Strauss - and relives the year when the draw became the most nerve-shredding result of all: on four occasions inside 12 months, England reached the final ball of a Test with the last pair at the crease. Three times it was their own last-ditch heroics that thwarted the opposition, but in the Caribbean, they were stymied too. It also reports in searing detail the moment when the Sri Lankan Test team was ambushed by terrorists - and cricket truly lost its innocence.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2009 (146th edition)
The 146th edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack recounts a year when cricket was turned on its head. The Twenty20 revolution threatened the established order, as the IPL exploded onto the scene with the Stanford $20 million match muscling in later on. Meanwhile England managed to lose three captains and a coach within six months. Wisden makes sense of it all, providing insight, inside information and a little contemplative calm. And for the first time Wisden announces its World Test XI
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2008 (145th edition)
Wisden 2008 reports on the calamitous 2007 World Cup, the invigorating inaugural World Twenty20, a volatile Australia v India series and twelve stuttering months for England.
Under a new editor, Scyld Berry, the 2008 Almanack is the first Wisden to include the record of every Test cricketer, past and present. Among its feature articles, Andrew Strauss looks at “What Duncan did for us”, Carl Bridge looks behind the legend of Don Bradman on the centenary of his birth, and Mike Brearley, Ian Chappell, John Woodcock, Simon Barnes and Tony Cozier profile the five greatest cricketers never chosen to be a Wisden Cricketer of the Year (clue: there are four bowlers and only one batsman)
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2007 (144th edition)
Wisden 2007 reports on the whole of England’s disasterous 5-0 loss of the Ashes, getting behind the headlines, and asking what went wrong, and what went right. Elsewhere in this edition, Mike Atherton pays tribute to Shane Warne, Michael Parkinson recalls Fred Trueman (“t’greatest fast bowler”) and Clement Freud reports on The Day They Stopped Playing. There is also a unique retrospective listing of The Leading Cricketers of the World – Wisden’s choice of the greatest players for each year since 1900
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2006 (143rd edition)
The bestselling Wisden edition ever, Wisden 2006 contains more feature articles and more colour pictures than ever before, plus a special section on the 2005 Ashes which Wisden declares to be the greatest series ever. Alongside the editor, Matthew Engel, there are contributions from many top writers including Gideon Haigh, Steve James, Clement Freud, Ed Smith, Kevin Mitchell, Quentin Letts, David Frith, Francis Wheen, Angus Fraser, Paul Hayward, Simon Barnes, Mark Taylor, Derek Pringle and John Woodcock.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2005 (142nd edition)
Wisden 2005 reports of an amazing cricketing year: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and coverage of every match of England’s astonishing winning sequence that took them from Jamaica to Johannesburg — and a dozen Test victories — in just ten months. Elsewhere, one great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Keith Miller. And there is a full history of chucking controversies, reports on South Africans’ lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the terrible tsunami.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2004 (141st edition)
Edited by Matthew Engel after a three year break, Wisden 2004 is the first edition to name its choice of Leading Cricketer in the World. Other articles include Robin Marlar celebrating Sussex in their triumphant Championship year and Nasser Hussain paying tribute to his most formidable opponent, Steve Waugh, and revealing how England tried to counter him. There are full reports of the year’s big cricket including the World Cup, the thrilling England—South Africa series, England’s pre-Christmas tour of Sri Lanka, Matthew Hayden’s Test record 380 in Perth, and the brave new madcap world of Twenty20 cricket.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2003 (140th edition)
The first edition of Wisden to have a picture on the front cover, Wisden 2003 also has more pages than any other edition to date. Edited by Tim de Lisle (a one-year appointment pending the return of Matthew Engel) Wisden 2003 reveals who has seen the most Test matches live, and why its advisable not to marry a cricketer.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 2002 (139th edition)
Wisden 2002 features various articles reflecting on the life of Sir Donald Bradman, ho died in 2001. Other articles include Roy Hattersley on Yorkshire’s 2001 Championship, and Peter Roebuck on Mike Atherton.
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