was born in Bristol in 1936 and grew up in South Africa. As a fine all-rounder and brilliant close-to-the-wicket catcher, he played cricket for Glamorgan for many years, being part of the team that won the County Championship in 1969. He also played three times for England.
During his cricket career he developed a second string to his bow, following his father into print journalism. He then became a successful radio and television broadcaster: first with the BBC, then with Merlin Television, the Cardiff-based company he co-founded.
In an action-packed life, he has been a merchant seaman, a crocodile hunter, a pitch liaison officer, Director of Development for the Cricket Board of Wales and a tour guide for England supporters visiting overseas Test matches. He has also found time to recover from colon cancer.
Living in Cardiff, he has been married twice and has three grown-up children. In 2009 he was elected President of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, campaigning on the slogan 'Let's unlock the gates to the unfriendly gulag that is the SWALEC stadium.'
For Fairfield Books he has written It's Not Just Cricket
, the story of his life, which was chosen by the prestigious Wombwell Cricket Lovers' Society as its Cricket book of the Year for 2006.
His previous books are Winning Cricket (1965)
, Cricket Conversations (1978)
and The All-Rounder (1979)