Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack

Season 2020

The Editor decided early in the season that the normal cricket section for the 2021 edition would be pointless and therefore it was abandoned. There will, however, be a schools section but with very different content.

What follows below is simply guidance for the future.


There is a substantial section on schools cricket in this annual publication. It is compiled by Douglas Henderson, the editor of Schools Cricket Online. Returns should be sent to wisdenschools@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible after the end of the school season, deadline July 31st; a few late entries in special circumstances can be accepted until August 31st. To be included in the schools section next year, you will need three files which you can download here.

Guidelines on how to fill in the official forms. It looks more complicated than it is, once you get the hang of it.

Guidelines on how to fill in the forms download document

The statistics form. This is an Excel spreadsheet. If you don’t understand spreadsheets, don’t worry. All you need to know is how to move the cursor to a particular cell and then follow the instructions.

Statistics download document

The report form. This is a Word file and is very simple.

Wisden report on season download document

And finally, here is tool I devised a few years ago so that your scorer can keep your records up to date and present you with your already completed Wisden stats form (automatically). It may be used as an alternative to the Stats form (see above) as it automatically transfers all the information onto (apparently) exactly the same form. However, though it looks exactly the same it has different hidden formulae, so you cannot use it like the normal form (ie type onto it). It is one method or the other.

Individual Records download document

To see a list of schools who have appeared in Wisden since 2005, click on this link Wisden Schools 2005 – 2018