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Steve James
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Steve James has been writing about cricket and rugby for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph for more than ten years.

He read Classics at Swansea University before becoming a postgraduate at Cambridge, where he won a Blue in the side captained by Mike Atherton. He played his county cricket with Glamorgan for eighteen years, scoring nearly 16,000 runs at an average of over 40, and captaining them for three seasons, winning a National League trophy in 2002, before retiring due to injury.

In 1997 James helped Glamorgan to win the County Championship for the first time in nearly thirty years and was named the Professional Cricketers Association Player of the Year. He still holds the record for highest score by a Glamorgan batsman (309 not out against Sussex at Colwyn Bay in 2000) and also won two caps for England.

Books by Steve James

The Art of Centuries

A groundbreaking exploration of the history of cricket's ultimate achievement and of the mental and physical qualities shown by the greatest players in the game.

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The Plan: How Fletcher and Flower Transformed English Cricket

The inside story of the England cricket team's quest to become the number one Test nation in the world

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