Summer Reading

Normally around this time of year, I'd stocking up on books ready to jet off somewhere and get lost in other people's stories, whilst continually topping up the factor 50. The jetting off might not have happened but I still feel like I've managed to get through just as many books. Since I posted my Lockdown Reading recommendations, I've continued to whizz through books at a rate of knots and it...

FA Cup Memories

I was really pleased to be asked to write about some of my favourite FA Cup Memories for the FA Cup factfile website. Not only was it nice to have an excuse to talk about football when there's not any happening at the moment, it was also nice to relive some matches that I haven't thought about for a little while. You can read my memories, as well as those of some of the most distinguished...

#ICYMI – Essex cricket documentaries

To help curb lockdown boredom and help you remember that thing called sport, two documentaries I've been a part of in the past 18 months are now available to listen again to on BBC Sounds. The first is Sir Alastair Cook: A Knight's Tale, all about the former England captain's rise from Essex youngster to one of the greatest batsman of all time. I had a great time making this and the people I met...

Lockdown Reading Recommendations

It's not unusual to find me tucked up in a corner engrossed in a book, but the lockdown situation we currently find ourselves in means the speed at which I'm getting through my kindle library, has rocketed. The best thing is hearing friends who don't normally read much say they're spending more time doing it, and asking what you'd recommend. The only thing better than finishing a really good...

BBC Local Radio #MakeADifference

We're living in strange and difficult times. The coronavirus outbreak has impacted all of us in some way or another. Whether it be changes to how we work, children being at home or finding new ways to interact with friends or family we can't see. One of the changes for me has been that I'm now presenting a programme on BBC Essex 6-10pm across the weekend. It's not a sport show, it's playing...

Eat. Sleep. Write about Netball.

When I'm not working, I'm one of the quarter of a million people playing netball in England. And when I'm not playing it, I like to talk about it, write about it, message my team mates about it. Having already written an article for BBC Sport in 2018 about when we could see netball in the Olympics, I looked further into the increase in men playing the sport. Tap the links and have a read. And if...

Face behind the voice

Gearing up for hosting my own cricket show is exciting and has also involved just as much promo as it has prep work for what we'll be doing every Saturday on the radio. One of the things I got to do was be a part of the Radio Times' 'Face behind the voice' feature. It's an iconic part of the magazine and one that many broadcasters get excited about, so I feel pretty lucky. It was great to chat...

Around the Wicket

Having presented three episodes of the 2018 season of 'Around the Wicket' on BBC Essex, it's a huge honour to have been given the show on a permanent basis. I love cricket- I've watched it from a very young age and it's a massive part of family life so to be able to talk about it on the radio for 12 weeks of the year, is a dream. It's also means a lot of show promo which I'm not used to - as...