Born in Leamington Spa, has played cricket competitively for over 50 years including representing Warwickshire at junior level and for more than 30 years for Warwickshire County Council in the Cotswold Hills League. Has previously toured Antigua, St Lucia, Australia, South Africa and Malta with Warwickshire Over 50s and 60s. Along with wife Dawn, both are keen golfers and enjoy playing mixed pair competitions and hopefully a few rounds on tour. Also played semi-professional football for over 15 years at AP Leamington, Telford Utd, Nuneaton Borough, Worcester City and VS Rugby and during that time turned down a professional career at Torquay Utd. Did however manage to score a hat trick in the FA Cup whilst being watched by another hat trick hero – Sir Geoff Hurst.