Scyld Berry, cricket correspondent for The Sunday Telegraphy and former editor of Wisden reported his first match for The Observer when still a Cambridge undergraduate. He was sent on the 1977-78 tour of Pakistan, and made cricket correspondent the following summer. Since then, he has missed only one England winter tour and is believed to have attended more England Tests overseas than anyone else in history. He has written six books – five on cricket and an Australian travelogue including Cricket’s Burning Passion: Ivo Bligh and the Story of the Ashes, co-authored with Bligh’s great-grandson, Rupert Peploe. Scyld’s latest book, Cricket: The Game of Life, is published by Hodder & Stoughton.