Scyld Berry has reported on more England Test matches than any cricket writer, over 400 of them, including 20 Ashes series. He was born and grew up within a mile of Bramall Lane in Sheffield. He started as a cricket journalist in 1976, and has successively been the cricket correspondent of the Observer, the Sunday Correspondent, theIndependent on Sunday, the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph. For four years he was the editor ofWisden Cricketers' Almanack.
On the field, he has taken five wickets in an innings in county cricket - for Gloucestershire Over-60s.
Cricket: The Game of Life is Scyld's seventh book - six of which are about cricket. He has three children, two cats and a wife.