Keith Booth (scorer)

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Keith Booth is a cricket writer and scorer. He has been the principal scorer for Surrey County Cricket Club and international matches played at The Oval since 1995.

Like Geoffrey Boycott, Dickie Bird and Michael Parkinson, he comes from Barnsley, and like them he inherited a love of cricket. He has previously scored for Middlesex and MCC and was scorer for Test Match Special in the West Indies in 1994 and for Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup. His wife Jennifer is Surrey's reserve scorer.

He has written a history of cricket scoring, biographies of the cricketers Michael Atherton, Ted Pooley, George Lohmann, Ernie Hayes, Walter Read and Tom Richardson, as well as a biography of the pioneering cricket and football administrator C. W. Alcock. His book about Lohmann won The Cricket Society's Book of the Year award for 2007-8.[1]

He currently plays for Sutton Cricket Club.


In preparation: a ghosted autobiography of Younis Ahmed with a Foreword by Sir Garfield Sobers and (jointly with Jennifer) a three-generation biography of the Hayward family.


  1. ^ The Cricket Society's Book of the Year retrieved 2 July 2008