Nicholas Hogg is a founder of the revived Authors Cricket Club, a team of cricketing writers. As well as playing fixtures across England, the Authors have been on several overseas tours. You can read Nicholas Hogg’s report of their 2014 trip to Sri Lanka at ESPN Cricinfo, and about his appearance at the Words & Wickets festival in the BBC News Magazine.


Nominated for the MCC and Cricket Society Book of the Year, The Authors XI: A Season of English Cricket from Hackney to Hambledon, is published by Bloomsbury.

Authors XI

A wonderful celebration of the best of games – Sir Michael Parkinson

The Authors’ search for the grail should fascinate and amuse anyone with a love for the game – Daily Telegraph

Funny, tender, absorbing and full of delightful surprises – Michael Simkins

Every essay lyrically evokes the still paradise of summer, the beauty of cricket and why the game matters so much – Duncan Hamilton

Most cricket authors are better at cricket than writing. Reversing this principle is a revelation – Simon Barnes

A gem of diverse, entertaining prose from a variety of exceptional wordsmiths – All Out Cricket

Website of award-winning writer, Nicholas Hogg