I’ve had..

  • 3 Sporting Careers
  • 2 Prestigious Awards
  • 1 Incurable Disease

.....and a lot of fun!

What I've been up to

A brief rundown of my experiences

  • 1974-1983

    Gloucestershire County Cricketer

    In the seventies, cricket was the most amateur of professional sports, and rugby the most professional of amateur sports.

  • 1975-1979

    England Rugby International

    Rugby became my passion whilst cricket was my profession.

  • 1983-2008

    BBC Commentator

    I joined BBC sport in 1983 and left it in 2008...
    for 7 years in the middle, I worked in independent television.

  • 2008

    BBC Sports personality of the year Helen Rollason award

    For courage and achievement in the face of adversity.

  • 2009

    Awarded the honour of CBE

    It's was very humbling and absolutely wonderful to be recognised in this way, not just for the sport but also for the charity.

  • 2010

    Newspaper Columnist

    Western Daily Press

    Bristol Evening Post

    The Times

  • 2011

    The first Alastair Highnell medal awarded

    Awarded to the Man of the Match in rugby's 'Varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge'

  • 2011

    My autobiography

    Published by A and C Black in September 2011 named the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports books Awards in May 2012.

  • 2011

    Speaker

    To schools, businesses, conferences, speech days, keynotes, voice overs etc.

CBE Gallery