Wisden Cricketer of the entire year in 2005, known for his capability to golf swing the ball at speeds of more than 90 mph. He was a footballer for his regional group, Ashington A.F.C., just before concentrating on cricket. He produced cricketer Shane Warne’s set of 50 biggest cricketers. He provides daughters called Emily, Abbie and Isabel, and a boy called Charlie. He was section of an ECB Country wide Academy touring group that included batsman Ian Bell.