Welcome to the ACS

Welcome to the website of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. If you are looking for an answer to any question about cricket, seeking clarification about a particular record or feat, or searching for information on a team or a particular player, you have come to the right place, as the members of the Association have a wealth of knowledge and expertise about the game, its records and the feats of players and teams all over the world.

If you have a query, please send an email to secretary@acscricket.com and the Secretary of the Association will point you in the right direction.

If you are undertaking family history and seeking information about a relative, or if you are looking for information about a particular match, you will find the Cricket Archive site a useful starting point. ACS members are entitled to a discount on the Cricket Archive subscription.

Many members of the Association have helped to compile this archive, and the information you are seeking may already be there.

Andrew Hignell, Secretary

Committee elections

The role of Treasurer and three committee places are up for election at the start of 2019, and there is at least one vacancy. Written nominations should be submitted to the ACS Secretary, 41 Ramsons Way, St Fagans, Cardiff, CF5 4QY, by 15 November, together with the names of a proposer and a seconder and confirmation of willingness to stand. All candidates, proposers and seconders must be paid-up members of the Association.

Latest Publications and Sale

Our latest publications include Tom Emmett: The Spirit of Yorkshire Cricket, Jeremy Lonsdale’s biography of the idiosyncratic 19th-century allrounder, and Whites on Green, a history of the St Helen’s ground in Swansea written by Andrew Hignell and the late Bob Harragan, which is the latest volume in our Cricket Witness series. We also offer
First-Class Matches: Pakistan 1975/76 to 1979/80, which provides full scorecards for an ill-documented period of Pakistan cricket history.

Among other titles published this year are two books on the history of women’s cricket – Enid Bakewell: Coalminer’s Daughter and Women at the Wicket: A History of Women’s Cricket in Interwar England – plus Young Bradman and The Minor Counties Championship 1912. Many earlier publications are available in the online shop, including extra copies of the ACS Journal, The Cricket Statistician (which is sent automatically to all members).

We are currently offering 14 11 of our earlier titles at significant discounts in an Autumn Sale, which runs until 31 October; those books which are not sold will be disposed of as we reduce our old stock.

To cover the extra cost of processing orders and cheques received by post, ACS Sales has had to introduce a handling charge of £2 per order received by post. Those using the ACS Online Shop are exempt from this charge.

If you need to get in touch with ACS Sales, their contact details are here.

The ACS on Twitter

The ACS has entered the world of social media via Twitter, at @ACScricket.

Cricket Archive paywall: ACS members discount

As mentioned above, the owners of Cricket Archive have put its website behind a paywall, with a subscription of £4.99 a month or £49.99 a year.

In recognition of the long-standing ties between the ACS and Cricket Archive, and the work many ACS members have contributed to website, members have been offered a 33% discount on the annual subscription, bringing it down to £33.49. Cricket Archive have also promised to refund this discount to members who have paid the full subscription.

Instructions for obtaining the ACS discount may be found in the Members’ Area, which is password protected. If you do not yet have the password, or have lost it, contact webmaster@acscricket.com; once we have confirmed you are on the current membership list, we will send you the password.

County Cricket: Sundry Extras

The Research Section of the ACS website now contains County Cricket: Sundry Extras, an interesting piece of research by David Jeater. It gives biographical details of over a thousand county cricketers, some well-known but many not, with achievements in areas of public life away from cricket, including fields administrative, commercial, cultural, judicial, military, political, professional and sporting.

David has put County Cricket: Sundry Extras together over several years; he says that many ACS members have contributed to it in one way or another, and wishes to thank all those who can see in the list some of their own findings.

A link on this page leads to the document, which is presented in pdf format.

The International Cavaliers 1965-68

An extended version of Terence Crosby’s article on the International Cavaliers from the Summer 2018 issue of The Cricket Statistician, with much fuller statistics, is available as a pdf file via a link on the Journal page.

Cricket: A Weekly Record 1882-1914 online

The digitised version of Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game, the magazine which ran from 1882 to 1914, is available on the ACS website here. There is also a link to it in the left-hand sidebar.

ACS Online Cricket Records

The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians’ Online Cricket Records Section covers first-class cricket, Test cricket, List A, Twenty20 and women’s international cricket; it is being extended to cover all women’s cricket. Suggestions for improvements or corrections should be sent to records@acscricket.com


The 45th AGM of the Association was held on Saturday 17 March 2018, at the County Ground, Derby.

The Statistician of the Year was Charles Davis, who travelled from Melbourne to accept the award for his research on Test scores, at Z-score’s Cricket Stats Blog.

The Minutes of the 2018 AGM, along with previous AGMs, are available in the Members Area at the AGM Minutes page.

Join the ACS

If you are not yet a member of the Association, we very much hope that you will consider joining. Click on Join the ACS and follow the links and instructions there.

Once you have joined, you will have access to the Members Area and can subscribe to the Members’ Email Forum. For the user name and password (members only, please) to the Members Area, send an email to webmaster@acscricket.com.


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