What are Wisdens?

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack is an annual cricket book which has been going for almost 150 years, with a new edition coming out around April every year. The first book was published in 1864 and from that point onwards it has never missed a year, even throughout both world wars. It covers many aspects of cricket, recording all first-class cricket around the world, as well as most List A cricket. For many matches, including all first-class and List A cricket in England, all Test matches and most limited over's internationals, it carries a report and scorecard. Every edition starts with the influential "Notes by the Editor which maintains a long tradition of authoritative comment on crickets main issues of the past year. The "Notes are followed by a series of articles, commissioned from top writers around the world, which make Wisden as much a reading book as it is a reference book. Whilst an element of fact is essential to make it the highly authoritative book that it is -with records and registers and Laws of Cricket and fixtures for the forthcoming English season - it is also known for its eye for the quirky side of cricket and its ability to view the game beyond simply bat and ball. As Benny Green (the musician, writer and Wisden anthologist) said, a full set of Wisdens was like "a delightful social history of England. Wherever the game is played, the name Wisden is now synonymous with cricket itself. It is fair to say that it is unchallenged as the most famous sports book in the world.

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