I wrote weekly syndicated columns for the Western Daily Press and Bristol Evening Post from August 2008 - September 2012

I reported on the London Paralympics 2012 for The Times.

and... I have written for Wisden Cricket Monthly, Rugby World, the Wooden Spoon Yearbook, Lawrence Dallaglio’s “Rugby Tales”, International match programmes, and New Pathways magazine. When broadcasting duties allowed, I also contributed to the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph.


“Higgy...Matches Microphones and MS”

Was published by A and C Black in September 2011

Was named the Rugby Book of the Year at the British Sports books Awards in May 2012

The autobiography of a man who played rugby for England, played cricket for Gloucestershire and commentated for the BBC, who won the Helen Rollason Award for courage in the face of adversity and the CBE for services to sport and charity, and is now in the middle of an incredible journey of discovery about living with Multiple Sclerosis. A life of joyful highs and heart-breaking lows...

Writing about life

Patron's Patter

West country commuters know only too well that Reading comes before London. So do West country runners. Just as the Berkshire county town w...

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The agony and the ecstasy

I came across a quote the other day from a man named Jerome Drayton. He said "to describe the agony of the marathon to somebody who's never...

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Writing about Sports


Dorset had   Cerne Abbas, Hampshire had Itchen Abbas. Gloucestershire had the best  Abbas of all. Zaheer Abbas. Alastair Hignell w...

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London 2012 Paralympics

From daunted to dumbstruck,  over-anxious to overwhelmed, exhilarated to exhausted, the Paralympics took me, in the space of just ten...

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