A Guide to Cricket
- Cricket Book of the Year – Shortlisted
The fascinating story of Britain’s first cricket magazine, started by C.W. Alcock, powerful Secretary of Surrey CCC. From the start the printing and publishing was handled by W.R. Wright, who wrote under the name of W.R. Weir. Tony Laughton details the way the magazine began, how it progressed under different editors and owners and how it finally collapsed on the eve of WWI. Along the way it attracted some opinionated contributors, many of whom have a short biography. The second half of the book is a full bibliographical run down of the magazine, detailing all the supplements. An important reference book which should be on the shelves of every serious student of cricket history.