Alex Massie

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the London papers, Mike Atherton at the Times, Selvey at the Guardian, Angus Fraser at the Independent and Derek Pringle at the Telegraph.

Atherton is new to the post but shows signs of becoming, as one might expect frankly, an excellent addition to the press box.

There is nothing wrong, per se, with former test cricketers moving into the press box. After all, it has long been the case that former players have found fresh and comfortable berths in the press corps.

Scyld Berry, the Sunday Telegraph's man who edited Wisden this year was not a great cricketer himself, but I was disappointed that he thought it

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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