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    Well, the new Wisden is out...

    And thanks to me getting the thing a week early CW has a small inside preview.

    Seriously, though - cracking book as usual, who else is getting it?
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    Yes I am - no surprise its a cracking book though - I say there are three certainties in like - death, taxes and Wisden being a great read. I guessed four of the five cricketers of the Year at the end of last summer - went for Bell instead of Collingwood. Actually a thought has just struck me - of the 12 England players that played in the 2005 Ashes only Bell (who I reckon wil get this award in the future) and G Jones(who probably won't) have not yet been a cricketer of the Year - its as common an honour as the MBE!
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    I agreed at the time and still agree now.

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    It's pretty expensive for a book.


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    38 I believe, I got the 2006 edition and it's worth every penny of it.
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    I got it for 25... and 4 days before it was published, too...

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    I might have to get a copy of it tbh.
    Where's my money?

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    I'd love to know what the complete series of wisden books in good nick would be worth on e-bay

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    when was the 1st one published?
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    Like 144 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy1987 View Post
    when was the 1st one published?
    The Almanack was first published by the Sussex bowler John Wisden in 1864

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    The Almanack was first published by the Sussex bowler John Wisden in 1864
    now that would be worth a few bob? doubt there are many 144 year old copies around though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoppy1987 View Post
    now that would be worth a few bob? doubt there are many 144 year old copies around though!!

    Exactly, thats why i would be interested in what the entire set would be worth. Great collectors item, if you had the ping of course

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