John Woodcock (cricket writer)
Woodcock attended Trinity College, Oxford, and won hockey Blues in 1946 and 1947. He went on the England tour of Australia in 1950-51 as a newsreel cameraman for the BBC. He subsequently worked for the Manchester Guardian for a couple of years.
Unlike other notable cricket journalists such as John Arlott and E.W. Swanton, little of his writing is available in book form. He did, however, write The Times One Hundred Greatest Cricketers, Macmillan, 1998, ISBN 0-333-73641-9.
At the 2018 Sports Book Awards evening he received a special award for Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing. Henry Blofeld said at the event, "John Woodcock is the most thorough watcher of a day’s cricket I've ever known."
- Longparish Village Handbook Retrieved 26 April 2017
- Guardian article on Woodcock
- Times article on Woodcock
- Cricket Writers' Club - Honours Board Retrieved 29 November 2017
- "Martine Wright wins Autobiography of the Year Award at The 2018 Sports Book Awards". Sports Book Awards. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
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