The West Indies Cricket Annual
was a cricket annual
published from 1970 to 1991 which covered cricket in the West Indies
and by West Indian teams overseas.West Indies Cricket Annual, edited by Tony Cozier
, 1970 to 1991. It was the first annual to cover all aspects of West Indies cricket in detail. All 22 editions were edited by Tony Cozier
It was generally A4
size although the height varied a little over the years. Most editions were 88 pages although this varied from 84 to 96 pages. The exception was the 1972 edition which had only 68 pages.
From 1978 to 1982 and from 1984 to 1991 the publication was called "The Benson & Hedges West Indies Cricket Annual.
It was succeeded by the Caribbean Cricket Quarterly
The content varied somewhat over the years but the typical contents are given below. A particular feature of the annual was the good coverage of West Indies cricket at below first-class level.
- Five cricketers of the year
- General articles
- Touring teams in the West Indies
- Domestic cricket in the West Indies
- West Indian teams overseas
- Who's Who
The Annual never included a records section.
Five cricketers of the year
Each year five cricketers of the year were chosen based on performances in the West Indies and on West Indies tours overseas. The annual included a biography of the selections. Until 1981 a player was only chosen once (like the Wisden Cricketers of the Year
) but in that year Viv Richards... Read More