Author profile: Chris Ostick
This is the second of my articles on the two Authors responsible for 'Champions...about blooming' time!': As a teenager CHRIS OSTICK spent most of his summer days at Old Trafford watching the likes of Paul Allott, Wasim Akram and Neil Fairbrother trying to win the County Championship.
And with a careers day looming at school, the sports-mad youngster thought getting paid to watch cricket wasn't a bad way to earn a living.
Twenty years on, he is doing just that as cricket correspondent and assistant sports editor at the Manchester Evening News.
After graduating with a degree in Communication Studies at Coventry University, he began his journalism career at the Altrincham Post and Buxton Advertiser before becoming sports editor at the Sale and Altrincham Messenger.
Two years later he joined the Derby Evening Telegraph where he covered Derby County before moving back home to Manchester in 2000 to take up a role on the Evening News sports desk.
He became assistant sports editor in 2004 and has covered Lancashire since 2006.