- Cricket Book of the Year – Shortlisted
John Barclay was born in 1954. A highly successful schoolboy cricketer at Eton, he first played for Sussex at the age of 16, captaining them from 1981 to 1986. Since then he has been Director of Cricket for the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, encouraging young people from less advantaged backgrounds to play and enjoy the game. He managed two England tours in the 1990s and was President of MCC in 2009/10. He lives in Horsham in West Sussex.