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Wisden

(ˈwɪzdən)
n
(Biography) John. 1826–84, English cricketer; publisher of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which first appeared in 1864
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1826: John Wisden, the man who first published what is now known as 'The Cricketer's Bible', was born in Brighton.
1826: John Wisden, original compiler of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of cricket statistics, price one shilling (5p), was born in Brighton.
1850: John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen in the North v South cricket match at Lords 1888: Bandai volcano in Japan erupts for the first time in 1,000 years 1922: The first duck-billed platypus is publicly exhibited in the US, at New York Zoo.
John Wisden, who later lent his name to Wisden's Cricket Almanack, below, played there with the first English touring team.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanac 2013, Edited by Lawrence Booth In 1864, as he pondered over the options for generating an income during his retirement, John Wisden happened upon the idea of writing and publishing an annual amalgam of cricketing and other sporting facts.
In the intervening years the publication founded by John Wisden -- an English professional bowler known for his "fast and ripping off-cutters" -- has established itself as the "bible of cricket".
* It is also the oldest, with a history of more than 150 years after being founded in 1864 by the English cricketer John Wisden.
It will be the first time that Wisden would publish a book on anything other than cricket since it founder John Wisden's Rugby Football Almanack was discontinued after only two issues in the mid-1920s, the report in Timesonline said.
Bloomsbury has announced that has acquired the publishers of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, John Wisden & Co.
On this day 1826: John Wisden, original compiler of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack of cricket statistics, price one shilling (5p), was born in Brighton.
IT was the year John Wisden published the first edition of his famous almanac, the year Lancashire CCC formed at a Manchester hotel and the year overarm bowling was made legal.