Keith Booth (scorer)
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.
He currently plays for Sutton Cricket Club.
- Atherton's progress: From Kensington Oval to Kennington Oval, Clifford Frost, 1996, ISBN 978-1-870066-25-9.
- Knowing the Score: the Past, Present and Future of Cricket Scoring, Mainstream Publishing, 1999, ISBN 978-1-84018-197-5 with a Foreword by Bill Frindall.
- His Own Enemy: The Rise and Fall of Edward Pooley, Belmont Books, 2000, ISBN 978-0-9537766-0-3 with a Foreword by Wayne James.
- The Father of Modern Sport: The Life and Times of Charles W. Alcock, Parrs Wood Press, 2002, ISBN 978-1-903158-34-0 with a Foreword by Sir John Major. (Paperback and ebook edition, Chequered Flag Publishing, 2015, ISBN 978-0-9569460-9-6.)
- George Lohmann, Pioneer Professional, SportsBooks Ltd, 2007, ISBN 978-1-899807-50-5.
- Ernest Hayes - Brass in the Golden Age, ACS Publications, 2008, ISBN 978-1-905138-68-5 with a Foreword by Mark Ramprakash.
- Walter Read: A Class Act, ACS Publications, 2011, ISBN 978-1-908165-11-4 with a Foreword by Neil Read.
- Tom Richardson: A Bowler Pure and Simple, ACS Publications, 2012, ISBN 978-1-908165-19-0 with Forewords by Martin Bicknell and David Richardson.
- Rebel With A Cause: The Life and Times of Jack Crawford, co-authored with Jennifer Booth, Chequered Flag Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-0-9932152-5-4 with a Foreword by Dominic Sibley.
- The Cricket Society's Book of the Year retrieved 2 July 2008