John Woodcock      

Full name John Woodcock

Born August 7, 1926, Longparish, Hampshire

Current age 89 years 355 days

Other Journalist, Author

Education Trinity College, Oxford

Profile

John Woodcock was cricket correspondent of The Times from 1954 to 1988, continuing to write for the paper as a freelancer for two decades afterwards. He originally went to Australia as a newsreel cameraman with the BBC in 1950-51 and then had a brief spell with The Guardian. From 1981 to 1986 he also edited Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.

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Nov 25, 1987

John Woodcock on his last official tour as cricket correspondent of the <i>Times</i> sits with photographers on the boundary line, November 25, 1987

John Woodcock on his last official tour as cricket correspondent of the Times

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Northants 319/7 Worcs 296/8 (49.1/50 ov)
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Yorkshire won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
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Surrey 323/8 Gloucs 51/3 (11.3/50 ov)
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