Neville Cardus Biography
(Writer & Critic)
Birthday: April 3, 1888 (Aries)
Born In: Rusholme, Manchester, England
Sir John Frederick Neville Cardus was an English author and music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest cricket writers ever due to his extensive work as a cricket reporter spanning roughly five decades. He had a tough childhood and his mother worked as a part time prostitute. He grew up in the house of his maternal grandparents. He did not complete school but immersed himself in extensive reading at the local library. Although he made his name as a cricket writer, the occupation more close to his heart was that of a music critic and in his long career at the ‘Manchester Guardian’ he worked in both capacities. He worked for the ‘Manchester Guardian’ for more than two decades before the start of the Second World War saw him without a job and he went to Australia to work for the ‘Herald’ and then the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’. Cardus returned to England after his stay in Australia and worked for a host of newspapers during the latter part of his career. Other than the ‘Times’ and ‘The London Evening Standard’, he also wrote for the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.