Martin Sheridan’s obituary in the New York Times described him as ‘one of the greatest athletes the United States has ever known’. Martin Sheridan was actually born and brought up in County Mayo, Ireland. The USA was very quick – and sensible – to claim him as one of their own, soon after he stepped […]
John Wisden founded the most iconic cricket annual in 1864: the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Its publication is eagerly awaited every year. Steeped in Wisdens as we are, we thought we’d take a closer look at the man himself. John Wisden was born in Brighton in 1826. His father died when he was a boy and Wisden […]
This section of cricket books contains Ayres, Athletic News, Busseys, News Chronicle and many other cricket annuals both long-lived and short. Wisdens Cricketers' Almanacks and Lillywhite's Cricket Annuals can be found in their own sections.