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Who’s Who in Cricket: Tim Wigmore

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Career Highlights

Current Role
Sports Writer, Daily Telegraph (Dec 2017 – Present)

Previous Roles
Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution, Author (Oct – 2019)
Cricket Journalist, ESPN (Jun 2012 – Dec 2017)
Contributing Writer, New Statesman (Jun 2014 – Sep 2016)
Second XI: Cricket in Its Outposts, Author (Jan – 2015)
Assistant Comment editor, Telegraph Media Group (May 2013 -May 2014)

Tim Wigmore is a sports writer for The Daily Telegraph, one of Britain’s national daily newspapers. He joined the Daily Telegraph in December 2017, mainly covering cricket. He has reported on key events including the Ashes and the Cricket World Cup.

Wigmore, along with Freddie Wilde wrote the book Cricket 2.0: Inside the T20 Revolution, explaining how T20 has transformed cricket. The book was published in 2019 and won the Wisden Book of the Year 2020 award and the Heartaches Cricket Book of the Year in 2020. The book was subsequently named the Telegraph Cricket Book of the Year, one of the Sunday Times Sports Books of the Century in 2022.

Wigmore, a sports journalist and an author, has also written for The Economist, FiveThirtyEight, ESPNCricinfo, The New York Times and The New Statesman, where he was a contributing writer for over 2 years, specializing in social and intergenerational trends, the changing face of Britain, education and social mobility.

Wigmore previously was the Co-author of Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts, a book covering the expansion of cricket in new frontiers. He was behind the concept of the book published in Jan 2015 and wrote four of the book’s chapters – on Afghanistan, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland. The book was selected as one of The Guardian’s Best Sports Books of 2015. 

In Dec 2020, Wigmore published another book, The Best: How Elite Athletes are Made, co-written with Professor Mark Williams.

Wigmore was the winner of the Christopher Martin – Jenkins young cricket journalist of the year award in Dec 2015, which included a £5,000 prize for being the best cricket journalist under 30 in England. He was previously the winner of the Clive Taylor Prize for sports journalism in May 2012.

Wigmore also received an honorable mention for the Ian Wooldridge Young Sports Writer of the Year award and for the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Journalist of the Year award in April 2014 and Oct 2014 respectively. He was also shortlisted for SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2019 for Writing.

Previously, Wigmore served as an Assistant Comment editor at Telegraph Media Group from May 2013 to May 2014. In coordination with Benedict Brogan, he was tasked with producing the Morning Briefing politics email.

Wigmore graduated with a 2.1 Grade in History and Politics from University of Oxford.


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