Born in 1971, Nigel had an uneventful upbringing in sunny Watford, attended Watford boys Grammar school where he gleaned his love of cricket. As a useful left arm orthodox spinner with a remarkable resemblance in style and peccadilloes to former England great Phil Tufnell he spent most of his summers playing 5 days a week at school and club.

Won 5 Middlesex and Hertfordshire county colts championships as well runners up in the national championships at U17 level had a very brief spell in the county setup which never led anywhere. Then he went up to Manchester and studied at U.M.I.S.T in the heady days of the second summer of love, suffice to say cricket took a distant back burner and the next few years are all a bit of a blur now.

It was at this point he was rescued from the wilderness by the man he still has on his phone as “Skip”, Dan who got him playing again at Old Alleynians in the Dulwich area of South London.

Currently better lunched than in his youth he has developed a curious similarity to The Hofmeister Bear. Enjoying playing still but realising that age takes a toll and can't recreate the feats of his youth he is taking his place on the test match sofa to offer an alternative commentary as we try and regain the ashes.

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