Full name John Woodcock
Born August 7, 1926, Longparish, Hampshire
Current age 89 years 268 days
Other Journalist, Author
Education Trinity College, Oxford
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.
Thirty years ago England were battered, bruised, broken and blackwashed in the Caribbean