Chief executive Guy joined The Cricketer in November 2015 from Dods where he was managing director of Westminster Briefing. He brings a wealth of experience in growing publication and events businesses. In his youth he was an attacking middle-order batsman and shrewd captain of his own wandering side The Philistines.
Editor Simon ‘Yozzer’ Hughes was a seamer who played 12 seasons for Middlesex and two for Durham. He had a Botham-esque bowling arm and was knocking on England’s door early in his early 20s. He then forged successful careers in journalism and television. He wrote the award-winning A Lot of Hard Yakka, and followed that with Yakking Around the World, Jargonbusting and Morning Everyone: An Ashes Odyssey. His latest book is Who Wants To Be A Batsman? In television he is known as The Analyst. He pioneered innovative, more technical coverage of the game as part of Channel 4’s Bafta-winning team (winning the Royal Television Society’s Sports Pundit of the Year award in 2002), and has transferred his skills to Cricket on Five. He is also a proud dad.
Managing director, CricketArchive Jim has worked in cricket's commercial sector since the turn of the century. Before that, he had a professional career with Nottinghamshire and also in New Zealand. Loves to make clients happy. Hates to be told he's a tight Yorkshireman.
Commercial director Manpreet 'Manni' Pattar joined The Cricketer early in 2016 and looks after all our commercial partners. Having received a Masters in European Politics at LSE, Manni has been running sales and marketing campaigns for blue-chip companies in the automotive, mobile and government sectors. Manni has joined The Cricketer to diversify and grow our commercial offering. Although not a club player, you’ll see Manni playing in the fields of Fairlop on a weekly basis across the summer with his mates. Other than cricket his passions include, his wife, his garden, beer, politics, debate, volunteering. Probably in that order.
Huw is managing editor and writer at The Cricketer after 15 years at the Telegraph. He wrote The Toughest Tour: The Ashes Away Series Since the War. After reaching the heady heights of Suffolk IIs, he has concentrated on writing, but still plays friendly stuff and wishes lbws were outlawed. He was also once run out by Mike Gatting in a charity match (“it was never out!”).
Assistant editor James joined The Cricketer after working on six editions of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He recently returned from Latin America, where he was researching a book on cricket’s long and inglorious history there (plus sampling the coffee and tropical fruits). He can occasionally be found hiking towards a pub, sorting his compost in the garden, or throwing himself about on cricket pitches in Bedfordshire.
James Bunce is Sport Billy, after designing for magazines, websites and iPads in cricket, golf, football and rugby. He has hit the ground running at The Cricketer, and in the evenings bangs the drums in a group called Haarlem Riots. He also loves cycling and his dreadlocked dog, Bogi.
Jess Hutchinson has designed for magazines, websites and iPads. Her colleagues think she's an ace, but she's too modest to say. She has worked in cricket and travel. She loves cycling and cockapoos.
Head of marketing
Jess has flourished in the cricket world since joining the magazine in 2014. Responsible for all internal and external marketing and project manager of the Davidstow Village Cup, she is at the heart of promoting the magazine and the grassroots game. As well as being an account manager to our key players, not to mention a maestro with a video recorder in hand, Jess is the guardian of the commercial team, ensuring everything is running like clockwork.
Finance & subscriptions manager Chris has his mind on the figures and an in-depth knowledge on all things cricket and The Cricketer. Being with the company for over three and a half years Chris is well equipped to manage our accounts, clients and those all-important subscriptions with some writing thrown in too. A true allrounder who is trusted by all members of staff, there is not much that goes on at The Cricketer without Chris’ valued input.
Social media manager Owen joined The Cricketer in December 2015 following a work experience placement in the summer. A recent graduate from the University of East Anglia where he studied American History & Literature, the course led to a ‘History of Baseball’ class in San Francisco where he attempted to convince the tutor of cricket’s inner beauty, failing miserably, the Oakland A’s fanatic was not having it. A keen skier outside of the cricket season, Owen has fallen down mountains across three continents, working two full seasons in France & Australia.
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