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Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell

As a junior cricketer, Phil Tufnell was tipped to become the most talented English spinner of his generation. He made his debut for Middlesex in 1986. Phil played 42 Tests and 20 One Day Internationals for England between 1990 and 2001, and 316 first-class matches, mainly for Middlesex. He retired from professional cricket in 2003 in order to participate in the reality television show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! from which he emerged as King of the Jungle. He was also a team captain on the sports quiz show They Think It’s All Over. Phil has tried his hand at punditry, working at Sky Sports and Channel 4, and has made appearances on current affairs programmes, chat shows and quiz shows. He has co-authored a humorous book called Phil Tufnell’s A To Z of Cricket and wrote his Continue Reading »

Rob Hawthorne

Rob Hawthorne

Rob was born in Dudley, Worcestershire now West Midlands. He was a pupil at Foxyards Primary School and later the Blue Coat School. His media career began at the age of 14, when he was still a pupil at the Blue Coat School. After participating in a local radio talent spotting competition, he was taken on by Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton as a member of the team for the Sunday morning show, “Kid’s Stuff”. He then became one of the regular commentators on live broadcasts for BBC Radio 5, shortly after its launch, before moving on to BBC Radio Five Live with the rest of its sports team in 1994. After senior commentators Mike Ingham and Alan Green, Hawthorne and colleague Ron Jones formed the second “tier” of commentators. During his time on radio Hawthorne commentated on several Division One Continue Reading »

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