Barry Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Greg Chappell, Kevin Pietersen, Steve Waugh, Kumar Sangakkara, Clive Rice, Mike Procter, Allan Donald, Courtney Walsh, Muttiah Muralitharan. Not a bad team, made up entirely from cricketers I've interviewed. Chris Gayle would get in, if it was a one dayer. Brian Close, Ray Illingworth and David Steele would probably find a place for themselves, if they were picking the team.
I write features, interviews, news items, coaching pieces, opinion pieces and analysis. Also crossovers........
Did you know, for instance, that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once got W.G. Grace out with a donkey drop? Or that the ghost of Douglas Jardine is supposed to have appeared in the Lord's Long Room. The day after Jardine died.
A few years ago, two German cricket teams played a match on Heligoland, an island with no cars, pollen or cricket pitches. Jack Hobbs opened the bowling for Idle Cricket Club in the Bradford League during the First World War. And if Dickie Bird Ruled the World, he'd make Yorkshire the capital..
This year I was shortlisted for best print writer at British Society Magazine Editors Rising Stars
I also won a TABPI (Trade Association of Business Publishers International) Gold Award for Best Special Section as part of the E&T team who produced theJames Bond Spectre special
My Cricinfo articles, including one on the 1976 tour of England (pictured above)