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The Nightwatchman – Issue 38


Summer 2022 issue

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Cricket’s past is steeped in a tradition of great writing and Wisden is making sure its future will be too. The Nightwatchman is a quarterly collection of essays and long-form articles which debuted in 2013.

Order your copy of the Summer 2022 issue, released June 10, now.

Contents list:

Sir Geoffrey Boycott on one of the most hypnotic passages of play ever
Matt Appleby spends an evening with one of English cricket’s best storytellers
Trevor Auger explores the lineage of the Kerr family
Harry Pearson wonders whatever happened to John Newstead
The 2021 Wisden Photograph of the Year competition
Souvik Naha wonders if everything was quite as it seemed back in 1945
Andy Ryan goes underground in search of cricket
Francis Neate goes back a couple of hundred years in search of cricket in Italy
Tim Cawkwell on coping with the chill factor
Justin Paul on travelling the backwoods of New Zealand cricket
John Stone on a stand-off between a mischievous umpire and a feisty Australian
William Dobson was in Lahore to witness the long-awaited return of Test cricket
Luke Alfred assesses the case against Proteas coach Mark Boucher
Stephen Connor imagines a game of cricket in a broken world
Martin Wynn argues that Staffordshire is anything but a ‘minor’ county
The Nightwatchman presents the best of Wisden’s 2021 writing competition
Jon Hotten on Hambledon’s 250th anniversary


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