‘Dutt ticked all the boxes to make it on the first-class stage’

Last week I selected the five favourite umpires from my career.

And for my next offering I’m looking at another ‘top five’.

These are the players who had the ability to have a good first-class career, but for one reason or another it never really happened…

Denton was my new-ball partner for Staffordshire and he was the Rolls Royce out of the pair of us.

He bowled absolute rockets and he could easily have become a professional cricketer on the county circuit.

We both went to Worcestershire on trial when we were young, but stumbled across a local