The Nottinghamshire Cricket Annual has been ranked the best in the country in a review of the yearbooks for all 18 first-class counties.

Edited by Notts archivist and historian Peter Wynne-Thomas and designed by BowlesAssociates, the 2006 Annual received a glowing report from Clive Porter in the spring 2007 issue of the Journal of the Cricket Society.

The review reads: “Anything one may reasonably hope for, both in presentation and contents, may be found in these 208 well-stocked but not overcrowded pages.

“This is Nottinghamshire cricket, not one [yearbook] with a disproportionate emphasis on the doings of County Club Cricket. The annual is the better for it.

“Virtually the whole is pleasantly presented in various shades of Sherwood Forest Green. This works admirably, while space has been well used elsewhere. The editor does not appear ‘cabined, cribbed or confined.’”

The Annual was given marks of nine out of 10 for both presentation and content, with Lancashire next best with a total of 15 out of 20.

The 2007 Nottinghamshire Cricket Annual is available now to all full Nottinghamshire adult members for free, and can be picked up from the Ticket Office on production of a membership card.

Copies are also on general sale from the Club Shop, priced at £7.50.