Editors of The Cricketer: EW Swanton

Pelham Warner was delighted that Swanton was becoming editorial director. In a letter dated February 1962, he wrote: "How glad I am you were prepared to take an interest in The Cricketer"

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Editorial director: 1966-83

EW Swanton made his debut in The Cricketer in the 1930s: he appeared in the 1932/33 annual writing about ‘Cricket at Eastbourne: the pleasures of the Saffrons’.

Then in the spring annual of 1933 he focused on promising youngsters who may go on to play for England, including – prophetically – Kent’s leg-spinner Doug Wright.

Back then he was the cricket correspondent of the Evening Standard. Later he became the legendary Telegraph cricket correspondent who survived the Burma-Siam Railway prisoner of war camp.

Warner was delighted that Swanton was becoming editorial director. In a letter dated February 1962, he wrote: “How glad I am you were prepared to take an interest in The Cricketer.” 

When in the 1990s it was suggested the editorial team may have to trim his copy, he replied: “My boy, my words are golden.”

EDITORS OF THE CRICKETER

Pelham Warner

Peter Morris

Arthur Langford

Tony Pawson

David Frith

Reg Hayter

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Peter Perchard

Richard Hutton

John Stern

Andrew Miller

Alec Swann

Simon Hughes

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