I like playing against the boys though, especially when we beat them...they don't like being beaten by girls Chloe Bunting - Spondon CC
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Meet the Team


Michael Wilson is Professor of Drama & Dean of the School of Media and Performance at University College Falmouth and Co-Founder of the George Ewart Evans centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan. He is also a member of the Programme Advisory Boards for the RCUK’s programme on the Digital Economy (led by EPSRC) and the AHRC’s programme on Digital Transformations.Mike was a key member of the team who put together 'TaleEnders', the inspiration for TTF. He is now the leading academic on TTF and a keen cricket fan.

His areas of interest fall broadly into the areas of popular and vernacular performance, with particular interests in storytelling, Grand-Guignol and Bertolt Brecht and his contemporaries. In particular, his work on storytelling has led him to work on the interface between storytelling and digital technology and the way in which the internet has enabled the telling and sharing of ‘extraordinary’ stories of the everyday experiences of people. He is also currently the Principal Investigator on two other AHRC-funded projects (‘ASPECT’, looking at the use of storytelling and technology to reframe the public debate around climate change, in partnership with DECC and ‘The University of the Village’, a Connected Communities project in collaboration with the Universities of Surrey and Glamorgan and BT, exploring the use of Superfast Broadband to link universities and rural communities).


Neil is MCC’s Research Officer and runs the MCC Library. Neil studied for a postgraduate diploma in Information and Library Studies at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and began his library career with Northamptonshire Libraries before coming to Lord’s, where he has been combining his love of books with his love of cricket in harmonious fashion since 2006. As well as managing the Library on a day-to-day basis, Neil deals with the more than 800 cricket-related enquiries which come into the Library annually from all over the world. He describes his job as “half librarian, half historian”. Neil learned about Talenders through contact with Andrew Hignell at Glamorgan CCC; Andrew brought Neil and Mike together for a meeting and Taking the Field was born.




Zoe works in the MCC library as a Cataloguing Assistant and has been helping with Taking the Field since September 2012.  Zoe has a passion for cricket and has been a dedicated spectator of the game for seven years. After first gaining a BSc in Government at the LSE Zoe studied librarianship at the University of Brighton part-time while working as a Senior Library Assistant for the West Sussex Library service.  She join Lord's in March 2012 when they embarked on a major cataloguing project, her role is to get the MCC library catalogue ready to go on-line next year.  You can read more about Zoe's experience of working at Lord's on her blog http://zoetakingthefield.wordpress.com






Emma Peplow was TTF’s Research Associate until August 2012, most of the content on the site is her work. After finishing a PhD in International History at the London School of Economics, the chance to work at Lord’s was an opportunity she could not resist. Emma is a lifelong cricket fan and has research interests in the interaction between social and international history and the role of individuals often overlooked by traditional historical narratives. She has published on the history of the post-war occupation of Berlin, Emma now works for the Houses of Parliament and continues to teach at the LSE.


Andrew Hignell is scorer and historian of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. He has supported Glamorgan Cricket since the early 1970s and was appointed the Club’s Statistician in 1982 and since 2004 has been their 1st XI scorer. Andrew has a doctorate in geography and taught for eighteen years before becoming Glamorgan’s scorer. Andrew has written over a dozen books on cricket and he is also the Secretary of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. He was instrumental in the ‘TaleEnders’ project and worked closely with Taking the Field.






Peter Davies is leader of the £50,000 Calderdale and Kirklees Cricket Heritage Project in West Yorkshire. This project was originally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Huddersfield in 2004. Since then, the project has staged more than 100 public exhibitions, set up a website archive, traditional archives in Huddersfield and Halifax town libraries, hosted seven annual conferences, put on various seminars and talks, published a series of books and booklets, prepared educational packs on a cricketing theme, and devised a series of cricket-themed walks. Peter also set up the University of Huddersfield Cricket Research Centre and has written about various aspects of cricket history. He taught history and sport history at Huddersfield and is a passionate Lancashire CCC supporter. He has also recently founded the Pennine Cricket Society.