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Google Doodle celebrates John Wisden’s 187th birthday

Google is celebrating the 187th birthday of English cricketer John Wisden with a doodle of the "Little Wonder" playing a match.

gadgets Updated: Sep 05, 2013 13:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Google is celebrating the 187th birthday of English cricketer John Wisden with a doodle of the Little Wonder playing a match.

The doodle recalls the design of the eponymous Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for which the cricketer is most famous for.

Born in Brighton on September 5, 1826, Wisden made his debut for Sussex at 18 years of age and went on to become the best all-rounder of his days.

His greatest achievement, however, is his famous Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which he created after retiring from the game. First published in 1864, a new volume of the book, labelled "the Bible of Cricket", has appeared every year since then. Wisden 2013 is, therefore, the 150th edition.







Who is John Wisden
Born at Brighton on September 5, 1826
Made his debut for Sussex at 18 years of age
Earned the name of the Little Wonder
Played 187 first-class cricket matches for three English county cricket teams, Kent, Middlesex and Sussex
Best known for launching the eponymous Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 1864, the year after he retired from first-class cricket
Retired from cricket in 1863 at the age of 37 as a result of rheumatism
Died of cancer at the age of 57 on April 5 1884