About Bob Cattell

Bob Cattell was the creator of the popular Glory Gardens series of cricket books for 8 – 13 year olds. He also wrote other children’s books of football and cricket fiction, including Bowl Like the Devil and the Butter-Finger trilogy with poet, John Agard.

For older readers, he published two collections of short stories, First XI and Second XI, set in cricket-playing countries round the world.

Bob was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and lived in Suffolk until his death in 2022. He supported Yorkshire and Aston Villa.