Steve James

Steve James has been covering cricket and rugby for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph for almost 10 years. He studied Classics at Swansea University before going on to Cambridge as a postgraduate, where he won a Blue in the side led by Mike Atherton. Before retiring due to injury, he spent eighteen years with Glamorgan, amassing nearly 16,000 runs at an average of over 40 and captaining them for three seasons, winning the National League trophy in 2002. In 1997, James helped Glamorgan win the County Championship for the first time in nearly thirty years, and was voted the Professional Cricketers Association Player of the Year. He still maintains the Glamorgan batsman record for highest score (309 not out versus Sussex at Colwyn Bay in 2000) and has two England caps.