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Martin Sheridan: Olympics hero & US athlete extraordinaire

6th April 2017

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, founder of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

16th March 2017

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 […]

2017 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

16th February 2017

Lillywhite's Cricket Annuals

Lillywhite

Lillywhite's Guides were issued annually from 1849 to 1866. These are now rare, especially the early issues.

They were succeeded by John Lillywhite's Cricketer's Companion from 1865-1885 (Green Lilly).

James Lillywhite's Cricketer's Annual (Red Lilly) began in 1872, incorporated the Companion after 1885 and continued until 1900.

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