BirthdayMarch 23, 1968
BirthplaceManchester, UK
Age47
HoroscopeAries

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  1. About Michael Atherton

    Full name: Michael Atherton
    Also known as: Mike Atherton, Michael Andrew Atherton, Michael Atherton, Atherton, Mike
    Professions: Cricketer, commentator and journalist

  2. Michael Atherton Measurements

    Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

  3. Michael Atherton Biography

    Michael Andrew Atherton OBE (born 23 March 1968) is a broadcaster, journalist and retired England international cricketer. A right-handed opening batsman for Lancashire and England, and occasional leg-break bowler, he achieved the captaincy of England at the age of 25 and led the side in a record 54 Test matches. Known for his stubborn resistance during an era of hostile fast bowling, Atherton was described in 2001 as a determined defensive opener who made "batting look like trench warfare" and he had several famed bouts with bowlers including South Africa's Allan Donald and Australia's Glenn McGrath. Atherton often played the anchor role at a time when England batting performances lacked consistency and the side's overseas results were mediocre.His playing career included some controversy, including an accusation of ball tampering, and several brushes with the media with whom, by Atherton's own admission, he did not have a good understanding when he was a player. Often hampered by a chronic back complaint which was to contribute to the end of his career, Atherton was considered a leading England batsman during the 1990s. Following retirement he became a journalist and is currently a cricket commentator with Sky Sports.

  4. Michael Atherton Family

  5. Sources

    http://mikeatherton.co.uk/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=159024
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1193041