Albert Ernest Edward Volger has not been over kindly treated by historians. Apart from David Frith, writers of books about great bowlers, have tended to ignore him. Wisden at least has done him justice. In 2007, seeking to back date its new seasonal feature "The Outstanding Cricketer in the World" it established a panel of experts to make the award for years gone by. Volger was the unanimous choice for 1907..