Mail writer to take over as editor of Wisden
Lawrence Booth, Sportsmail's cricket writer and author of the award-winning MailOnline column Top Spin, has been appointed editor of Wisden, the most prestigious job in cricket writing. Booth, 35, becomes the youngest editor of cricket's 'bible' in 72 years.
He replaces Scyld Berry, who is standing down after the 148th edition in April and will combine editing Wisden with his role at Sportsmail.
'I'm thrilled and honoured to be given the chance to edit such a prestigious book,' said Booth. 'I began collecting Wisden when I was 15 and never imagined I'd one day be its editor. Scyld has done a terrific job, and it's humbling to follow in the footsteps of a journalist I have such respect for. I can't wait to get started.'
Wisden, with its traditional yellow cover and time-honoured features such as Five Cricketers of the Year, was first published in 1864. In the past month Wisden has joined Twitter and Booth will take a lead in developing it online.