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The Nightwatchman – Issue 39


Autumn 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 Autumn 2022 issue, released September 8, now.

Contents list:
Jon Hotten digs into the Ashes origin story
Rod Edmond on the rise of the machine
Christopher Sandford investigates the lore of Laker
Giles Wilcock explores the mystery of a South African Test cricketer
Scott Oliver meets one of the fastest bowlers the game has seen
Garfield Robinson on discrimination and George Headley
Arthur Beard sees similarities between batting and interpreting
John Willis tells the story of the most unusual Ashes series ever played
Michael Burns remembers the last time a Yorkshire legend took to the crease
Daniel Brigham takes a trip on the little-travelled road to the triple century
William Dobson tells an inspirational story of car park cricket in Beirut
Matt Kynaston’s photos illustrate Fernando’s story
Jonathan Rice is in love with county cricket
Peter Mason on the history of throwing the cricket ball
Will Yates reports from the front line
John Booth recalls a short-lived but pioneering cricket magazine
Extracts from Paul Edwards’ new book, a collection of his cricket writing
Richard Edwards on CricketCall, the 1980’s telephone ball-by-ball service
Um-E-Aymen Babar speaks out in the wake of the Cricket Scotland scandal


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