Will Cockerell

Will Cockerell

The colossal importance of cricket first became clear to a 10-year-old Cockers in the glorious "Blackwash" summer of 1984 when at one of his father's weddings, the groom addressed the guests: "as you know this is the happiest day of my life.  At lunch the West Indies were 70-4, with Viv Richards out for one."  Although the course of that marriage did not run smooth, young Will was hooked at something that was clearly more vital than getting hitched.  

Since then, a dilettante life of top 40 finishes at the London marathon, a book on the marathon, spells at The Week magazine and a columnist for Athletics weekly, and even as a commentator on Eurosport's World Series of Backgammon; but cricket will forever remain his one true love (although he failed to mention this at his own wedding).

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