The Cricketer

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The Cricketer
Editor Andrew Miller
Categories Cricket
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 32,000 (2011)
Publisher The Cricketer Publishing Ltd
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
ISSN 1740-9519

The Cricketer is a monthly English cricket magazine providing articles, writing and photography from international, country and club cricket.

The magazine was founded in 1921 by Sir Pelham Warner, the ex-England captain turned cricket writer. Warner edited the magazine until 1963. Later editors included E W Swanton and Christopher Martin-Jenkins.

Apart from its coverage of the contemporary game, The Cricketer also contributed much to the sport's history. For example, its researchers uncovered a letter in The Weekly Journal dated 21 July 1722, which is our source for an early fixture in Islington between London and Dartford on 18 July 1722.

The magazine is also responsible for The National Village Cup, an annual competition between village cricket sides, with the final played at Lord's.

After surviving for over 80 years as an independent publication, Wisden purchased the magazine and in 2003 merged it with Wisden Cricket Monthly.

A new magazine called The Wisden Cricketer enjoyed some success under the editorship of John Stern over the next eight years. In December 2010, a private equity company called Test Match Extra Ltd - who owned and ran a cricket website of the same name - bought the magazine from the then owners BSkyB.

In May 2011, the magazine dropped the 'Wisden' from the masthead and became The Cricketer (in association with Wisden). John Stern left as editor later that month.

Andrew Miller joined as editor in January 2012, with former Nottinghamshire cricketer Andy Afford appointed as publishing director.

The magazine is the world number one and best-selling cricket title, with an ABC audited circulation of 32,000.


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