The 2002 Statistician of the Year was Geoff Wilde, for his books in the Famous Cricketers Series, which had become a model for future books. Mr Wilde had also contributed to the Journal and had been a regular attendee at Association meetings almost from day one.
Mr Wilde said he was greatly honoured to receive the award. He went on to say that he continued to be concerned at the number of errors which had occurred in some of the recent Famous Cricketers books and felt that the ACS was putting style before substance. On another topic, he felt that AGMs should be devoted largely to discussions on statistical problems, recalling the debate on three-man partnerships as an example.