Steve Gatting turned out a few times for Middlesex 2nd XI but made his mark as a professional footballer. He started at Arsenal where he established himself as a regular in 1978-79 and was unfortunate to miss out on that season's FA Cup final. In 1981 he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion, making over 300 appearances for them in almost decade, and in 1983 he was in the side that lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup final - and were also relegated. He finished his career at Charlton Athletic where he retired in 1993. He remained in the game as a coach. His son, Joe, followed him into football at Brighton but switched to cricket when offered a chance at Sussex.
As South Africa's slump gets deeper after the triangular series exit, ESPNcricinfo looks at three areas that need special focus and could possibly salvage them
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane
A two-division structure will give the format the shake-up it needs. It's important for fans of the traditional game to embrace change
Cricket stats need to take into account various contextual factors relating to players' and teams' performances if they are to be meaningful
Visibility is good, so is durability, and while it does swing a fair amount, it ought to spin as well