British author, journalist, and critic. He is most remembered for his cricket coverage and music criticism for The Manchester Guardian.
He attended open-to-the-public classes at Manchester University, but beyond his grammar school years, was mostly self-educated.
During the World War II era, he lived in Australia and wrote for The Sydney Morning Herald.
He was born in Manchester, England to Ada Cardus. He later married Edith Honorine Watten King.
He met many cricket stars through his work as a newspaper sports writer, and he was a personal friend of famous cricketer Donald Bradman.