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 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

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.

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.

ACS membership: change of address

The ACS Membership Secretary, Huw Nathan, has moved to a new address. If you need to write to him, he can be reached at:

Huw Nathan
ACS Membership
36 Runton Road
BH12 1NX

However it is usually quicker to contact him by email via membership@acscricket.com or by phone at 07779 324769.

Latest Publications

Our new titles – The Daffodil Blooms: The glorious rise of Glamorgan CCC to County Champions in 1948 (the third volume in our new series, Cricket Witness), ACS International Cricket Year Book 2018 and 2018 First-Class Counties Second Eleven Annual – are now available, along with many earlier publications, in our online shop. First-Class Matches: Pakistan 1975/76 to 1979/80 is expected shortly, and you can also buy extra copies of the ACS Journal, The Cricket Statistician (sent automatically to all members).

City Press Leeds, who have taken over the running of ACS Sales, are obliged to pass on the extra cost of processing orders and cheques received by post. For this reason the ACS have had to introduce a handling charge of £2 per order received by post.

Members and customers who use the ACS Online Shop are of course exempt from this charge.

If you need to get in touch with ACS Sales, the contact details may be found here.

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

Robert Brooke paid tribute to ACS co-founder Dennis Lambert.

David Kendix was elected President, succeeding M.J.K.Smith.

Mr Smith and Brian Heald were awarded Honorary Life Membership.

The Statisticians of the Year were Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips.

The Minutes of the 2017 AGM are now 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.

AGM 2018
The 45th AGM will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018 at Derby. AGM papers were sent to members in mid-February.


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