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The Nightwatchman – Issue 40


Winter 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.

Buy a copy of the Winter 2022 issue, released December 2, now.

Contents list:
Will Dobson says it is clear where cricket’s balance of power lies
David Frith recalls a fateful gamble half a century ago
Shomit Duttha on how he came to write a cricket-themed play
Patrick Ferriday on a meeting of cricketing giants
Garry White on the shortest of short-lived international careers
Stephen Gregory goes to Hollywood
Henry Warne on the current state of play in Afghanistan
Luke Alfred gets his photo album out
Chris Sandford gets all starry-eyed
Steve Menary uncovers cricket tin Egypt
Richard Heller introduces us to Steve Helson
The Twenty20 of plenty – a photographic record of England’s success
Rich Edwards on the battle of the all-rounders
Paul Akeroyd asks Wes Hall for a ball-by-ball account of that over
Qaiser Mohammad Ali on the policeman who unearthed match-fixing
Richard Asher on his love for Newlands
John Stone on the demise of the footballing cricketer
Matt Appleby on making a first impression


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