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 e-mail 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 CricketArchive site a useful starting point.

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

Andrew Hignell, Secretary

Overseas First-Class Annual

The ACS regret to announce a delay in the publication of the Overseas First-Class Annual.

The printing of the book was completed in early December, but the final binding is undertaken elsewhere. Most unfortunately, just as the binding was about to be completed, asbestos was discovered in the building where the books are bound. The Health and Safety Executive has closed the building while this is resolved. Accordingly, it is not possible for the binding to be completed; nor can we arrange for it to be done elsewhere, because no one is permitted to enter the premises to retrieve the printed books.

We are in constant touch with the printers and binders and we understand that action is being taken to resolve the asbestos problem; but it is clear that binding cannot resume before Christmas, so purchasers will not receive their copies until the New Year. It is not possible, as yet, for us to be more specific about the length of the delay.

This is particularly frustrating for everyone involved in the production of the Annual; until this occurred, we were running ahead of our normal schedule and had every expectation that the Annual would be in purchasers’ hands in the first half of December.

The ACS would like to thank purchasers for their support for the Overseas First-Class Annual, and to assure them that we are doing all in our power to get the book out as soon as possible.

Dennis Lambert


We are sorry to announce the death of Dennis Lambert, one of the Association’s Founder Members, on 14 November. He was 82.

In October 1972, Dennis Lambert and Robert Brooke placed an advert in The Cricketer, asking anyone interested in forming a ‘Cricket Statisticians Association’ to get in touch. This led to a meeting at Edgbaston in April 1973, which agreed by a single vote to form a new body, independent of the Cricket Society. Dennis became the ACS’s first Secretary and was Chairman from 1979 to 1981.

An accountant, Dennis was later the official statistician of Leicestershire CCC, and wrote the county’s history for the Christopher Helm series. He took an interest in all ACS projects, especially overseas cricket and the Minor Counties. Since 2007, he had served on the Grants Subcommittee, vetting applications from members for research grants.

Dennis and Robert were named the ACS’s first Honorary Life Members in 1987.

ACS Sales – Important announcement

Members will be sorry to hear that the ACS Sales Officer, Neil Beck, is unwell. Following a stay in hospital, Neil has advised the committee that he is unable to continue in his role. All members will join with the committee in extending our best wishes to Neil and thanking him for his work as Sales Officer.

The committee are very grateful to Mick Pope for agreeing at short notice to step into the breach. All orders for publications should be submitted via Mick.

Contact details for ACS Sales are now as follows:

Mick Pope
ACS Sales Officer
25 Airedale Avenue
South Yorkshire
DN11 9UH

Tel: 01302 745853

Email: sales@acscricket.com

You can also buy books through our online shop.

Cricket: A Weekly Record 1882-1914 now online

The digitised version of Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game, the magazine which ran from 1882 to 1914, is now available here on the ACS website. 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 currently being extended to cover all women’s cricket. Suggestions for improvements or corrections should be sent to records@acscricket.com


The 44th AGM of the Association will be held on Saturday 18 March 2017, at the County Ground, Derby.

The Minutes of the 2016 AGM 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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