I started out in life as a young lad engaged on the Lord's Cricket Ground Staff as a professional cricketer and played a half dozen or so games there before entering the RAF to do my national service. Upon release from the Air Force, I took up cricket coaching and also as a groundsman for several cricket clubs. After my marriage, I went into selling insurance before finally retiring. I took up writing then and have written various books on cricket, mostly novels. I plan to write more in the future.