James has worked as a sports journalist and broadcaster since 2006.
He wrote ‘Yorkshire CCC On This Day: History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year’, which was published in 2012. His latest book Killer Instinct: Tales and Trials of Murderous Sports Stars was published in September 2015.
James' latest book 'Following On - In the Footsteps of Cricketing Fathers' is a fascinating piece of work which includes many interviews with father and son cricketers and examines issues around pressures of expectation and whether cricket is in the genes,
After spending a tortuous decade working in local government in the United Kingdom, he went back to school and received a BA Honours degree in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds in 2007. While studying he had already embarked on a career as a cricket journalist, which led to four very enjoyable years as the Media Manager at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
In 2010, he took the freelance route and has covered a variety of sports, writing copy, recording videos and appearing on the radio. He has also established his own cricket website cricketbadger.com.
He has three children, Kate, Emma and Sam who he hopes will not be too embarrassed to see their names in print. James lives in Rochdale in Lancashire with his partner Annette.