Hendo

The other Nigel - Henderson or "Hendo" as he has become known on TMSofa - has a love-hate relationship with cricket; he loves it, it hates him.

His main cricketing claim to fame came in the early 1980s when he crossed paths with future England captain Alec Stewart in league cricket, outscoring him 100 to 48 on the mean fields of New Malden (he still has the newspaper cutting) but while the Surrey wicketkeeper/batsman went on to international superstardom, Hendo ... didn't.

He took refuge in journalism, a career that has whisked him from the carnivals of Crowthorne to the velodromes of Venezuela and stints at The Times and The Guardian. While deputy sports editor of The Royal Gazette, Bermuda's daily paper, he got to study Dwayne Leverock at close quarters and accidentally acquired a fellow journalist's exclusive with West Indies' Jimmy Adams when he picked up the wrong dictaphone at a tournament in Jamaica.

Now a freelance, he is the author of four books, all available through amazon and the TMS site, which you probably should read. Apart from Leverock, his favourite cricketers are or were Ian Bell, Bob Woolmer, Geoff Howarth and Intikhab Alam.


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