Playfair Cricket Monthly

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Playfair Cricket Monthly was a monthly British cricket magazine that ran from April 1960 to April 1973,[1] when it was absorbed by The Cricketer. Its comprehensive statistical content was taken on by The Cricketer Quarterly. It was edited by Gordon Ross and - until his death in 1962 - Roy Webber. The magazine took its name from the already existing Playfair Cricket Annual, also edited by Ross.

Neville Cardus wrote an essay each month for a number of years. Some of these were collected in book form in 1963 as The Playfair Cardus. Other regular features were 'The Homes of Cricket', player profiles and a digest of match scores. It had a higher pictorial content than The Cricketer but rarely strayed beyond first-class or Test cricket.


  1. ^ "In the Spotlight and always a great read – A brief guide to the Playfair Cricket Monthly magazine". Goals and Wickets. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
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