Full name Timothy John March Phillipps de Lisle
Born June 25, 1962, Marylebone, London
Current age 54 years 209 days
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
Other Journalist, Author
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Sunningdale; Eton College; Worcester College, Oxford
Relation Grandfather - JAFMP de Lisle
Tim de Lisle is the only rock critic to have edited Wisden. He wrote
for Smash Hits and Harpers & Queen magazines as a teenager before taking a degree in Classics and joining The Daily Telegraph, where he was a reporter, feature writer and rock critic. He became a cricket
writer overnight in 1990 with the launch of The Independent on Sunday -
"they tried some big names, who all said no, so they were a bit
desperate". In the middle of Graham Gooch's famous 154 against West
Indies in 1991, de Lisle was shunted across to edit the paper's arts
pages. He reverted to cricket in 1996 as editor of Wisden Cricket
Monthly. He modernised the magazine, which was still being put together
on paper, with cowgum, in a semi-detached house on the outskirts of
Guildford. He was named Editor of the Year 1999 (Special Interest
Magazines) by the British Society of Magazine Editors, and along with
the deputy editor, Steven Lynch, he nurtured a string of young writers
including Simon Briggs, Lawrence Booth, Tanya Aldred and Rob Smyth.
After four years, he switched to the internet, launching wisden.com. In
2003 he edited Wisden Cricketers' Almanack during Matthew Engel's
sabbatical, and introduced a number of changes, the most radical being
the use of a photograph on the cover for the first time in the book's
139-year existence. One critic wrote that he had "dragged Wisden
kicking and screaming into the 1920s". He now writes on the game for
The Times as well as having a fortnightly column on Cricinfo and doing
features for The Guardian. He is rock critic of The Mail On Sunday and has his own website.. In 2007 he signed up to write Young Wisden, the
first children's book in the company's history.
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