Annie Chave | Editor
Annie Chave is a Guerilla Cricket commentator, cricket writer & Editor of County Cricket Matters.
James Buttler | Deputy Editor
James Buttler is a sports journalist, broadcaster & author. He has worked primarily in Cricket since 2006. He is the author of 4 books and presents the cricket Badger podcast.
Jeremy Lonsdale has followed county cricket for nearly 50 years. He has also written four books on cricket history. His favourite grounds are Scarborough and Canterbury.
Cricket loving ex Nurse - Somerset supporter - Recreational player for pub, village and College until Arthritis called stumps. Passionate about County Cricket being equally available for all 18 Counties.
Not a big fan of 100 or ECB priorities.
Test cricket nut who will put the pyjama cricket on when nothing else is live.
Somerset & Devon member whilst trying to score runs for Ashburton on a Saturday.
Meet The Contributors
Portfolio Chairman, Former ECB Director & Somerset County Cricket Club Chairman, VLM 2019, Hispanophile, Adopted Calgarian, CloudSpotter.
Anindya Dutta is an international banker and author. His latest book ‘Wizards: The story of Indian Spin Bowling’ is long listed for the MCC Book of the Year Award.
Ex Bham League player, coached by Basil D’Oliveira but was still rubbish. Junior cricket coach. Sales and Marketing business.
Kevin has been a sports reporter for more than 20-years and has covered Middlesex since 2005 for BBC London whose matches are regularly taken as part of the expanded 5 live sports extra coverage of the County game. After moving from newspapers into radio he began as a football commentator with Capital Gold before moving to the BBC.
Garry Clarke is Joint Editor of Lancashire Action Group Fanzine Not the Spin. He is a Life member of both Lancashire CCC & Cheshire CCC.
Richard Clark has been a Worcestershire supporter since birth. The blame lies entirely with his father. He has been watching England's women since 2009, and last summer launched a social media campaign to promote Women's County Cricket.
Duncan Hamilton is a journalist and author. He lives in the Yorkshire Dales.
David 'Bumble' Lloyd
David Lloyd is an English former cricketer, now commentator, who played county cricket for Lancashire and Test and One Day International cricket for England. He also played semi-professional football for Accrington Stanley. He is known through the cricketing world as "Bumble" because of the ostensible similarity between his facial profile and those of the Bumblies, characters from Michael Bentine's children's television programmes.
Author of 'Watching Cricket on the Radio' (2015) and author of over 80 research papers and editor of an international journal, books and a book series.
' Unapologetic Badger from Yorkshire. Lifelong devotee of village, county, and fast bowling. Currently trying to keep gainfully occupied in this cricketing desert by following the Garden Furniture Tests ( if you know, you know..), reading, Owzat and dreaming of a return to the glorious North Marine Road.'
Richard Clarke is well known to county cricket devotees by his twitter alias @The_Grumbler. He started as a sports journalist on regional and national newspapers, then in 2002 became Arsenal FC's first website editor. Richard led content strategy at the club until 2015 when he moved to the USA to work in Major League Soccer. On returning to England, he founded a sports digital consultancy working widely in South East Asia and the Middle East. His book, Last-Wicket Stand, was released in July and quickly broke into Amazon's top 10 for cricket books. He writes a weekly column for The Cricket Paper.
BBC Radio Leeds Cricket Correspondent
There’s only one David Gower
Derek Payne’s playing career was spent with the now-defunct advertising team, Boxbusters CC. Derek fulfilled the much-needed Alec Stewart role in the side, opening the batting and keeping wicket.
He holds the record for the most consecutive innings without reaching double figures while his performances behind the stumps earned him the coveted Teflon Trophy. Amazingly, he’s the only winner of the club’s Player of the Decade Award. Eat your heart out Alec.
James Mettyear writes occasional pieces on cricket for ESPN Cricinfo, Wisden Cricket Monthly and the Nightwatchman. He is currently working with Patrick Ferriday on a book to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Eaton Road in 2022.
Martin Chandler is a Lancastrian in exile who reviews cricket books and maintains A Bibliophile’s Blog at and tweets as @fredfertang
Tony Greaves was a teacher of French. In 1978, he passed the National Cricket Association Advanced Coaching Course and in 1983 was appointed by the NCA as a Senior Staff Coach. He played cricket for most of his later years at Sidmouth CC and in the 1980s ran the August mid-week teams there.
Russell is a long term Surrey CCC devotee and a founding member of county cricket's notorious red ball ultras "The Peter May Boys". In a previous life he bestrode the greenswards of his home county with an elan matched by few, snaring 686 astonished victims for Caterham CC.
Becky Fairlie-Clarke is the CEO of the Cricket Supporters’ Association. She’s been a lover of cricket from an early age and has been lucky enough to watch cricket at home and across the world. Her favourite cricket grounds in no particular order are Newlands, Arundel and Lord’s.
Chris Coleman is the Chairman of both the Cricket Societies’ Association and Cheltenham Cricket Society. He is also a life member of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire CCC’s and an Associate Member of the MCC
Rob is a member of Norfolk Cricket Society, his biography of Robin Hobbs – Hobbsy: a Life in Cricket was published in 2018 by Von Krumm Publishing.
Paul Edwards is a freelance cricket writer who works for The Times, ESPN Cricinfo, The Cricketer and many other publications.
Dan Whiting is the latest Melanoma UK Ambassador to join the growing team. Dan is a cricket author and journalist who has been described "as one of the leading alternative cricket writers in Britain right now" by The Cricketer Magazine.
He has written four books and writes regularly for The Cricket Paper.
He is also a regular contributor to Talk Sport radio
Dan has written, devised and presented a stage show called Pushing the Boundaries, involving live interviews on stage with numerous professional cricketers.
The legend that is Craig Tranter (or CT for short) has been part of the furniture at Emirates Old Trafford for over 26 years as a Lancashire member and, away from cricket, has a wealth of television quiz/game show experience spanning over 19 years and including appearances as a contestant on such shows as Fifteen to One (twice!),The Boss, Show me the Telly and much more.
International cricketer Jack Russell MBE has been a professional Artist for nearly 30 years. Self- taught, he decided to become a painter as a result of frustration at being stuck inside cricket pavilions when "rain stopped play".
Stephen D Oxlee
Stephen.D.Oxlee obtained an honours degree at Birmingham University. He is an avid walker and enjoys the countryside, nature, music, sport and literature. Along with his family, these pursuits have helped him to become a poet. He lives in the Cotswolds.
Dilip Rasiklal Doshi is a former Indian cricketer of Gujarati origin who played in 33 Tests and 15 ODIs from 1979 to 1983.
Doshi is one of only four Test bowlers that played their first Test after the age of thirty, yet went on to take more than 100 wickets, the other three being Clarrie Grimmett, Saeed Ajmal and Ryan Harris.
Brian Carpenter has spent a vast amount of his life watching cricket, some more playing it and even more writing about it. Since 2006 he has blogged at Different Shades of Green (www.differentshadesofgreen.blogspot.com), and in 2013 he was the inaugural winner of the Wisden Writing Competition. He has written a regular column in Wisden since 2015.
Prashanth Soans has been a hedge fund & equity analyst for 14 years. His passion for writing has taken him to blog about alternative cricket analysis on
Roy Stride is an English musician, songwriter and producer, also known for fronting the band Scouting for Girls. He has combined worldwide single and album sales in excess of 15 million and his songs have featured on three US No. 1 albums, three UK No. 1 albums and have been streamed on Spotify over 600 million times.
Roy is, obviously, also a huge cricket fan!
Ed Bayliss started the Red Ball Data blog in 2018. He tweets @edmundbayliss.