Harry Pearson (journalist)
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Harry Pearson Journalist

Harry Pearson (born 1961) is an English journalist and author, specialising in sport.

He has twice won The Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year award: in 2011 for Slipless in Settle and in 2018 for Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine.[1] Reviewing Slipless in Settle in Wisden, Gideon Haigh referred to Pearson as "an extremely funny writer who turns a phrase like a doosra".[2]

He has been a regular contributor to the monthly football magazine When Saturday Comes for 20 years and has also written a weekly column for The Guardian.[3][4]


  • The Far Corner: A Mazy Dribble through North-East Football (1994)
  • North Country Fair: Travels among Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows (1996)
  • A Tall Man in a Low Land: Some Time among the Belgians (1998)
  • Around the World by Mouse (2005)
  • Achtung Schweinehund!: A Boy's Own Story of Imaginary Combat (2007)
  • Dribble!: The Unbelievable Football Encyclopaedia (2007)
  • Hound Dog Days: One Dog and His Man: A Story of North Country Life and Canine Contentment (2008)
  • Slipless in Settle: A Slow Turn around Northern Cricket (2010)
  • Conkers for Goalposts (2010; compiler)
  • Housekeepers, Shortlegs and Flemish String: Three Village Sports Clubs in Northumberland (2012)
  • The Trundlers: The Military Medium-Paced Story of Cricket's Most Invaluable Breed (2013)
  • Connie: The Life of Learie Constantine (2017)
  • The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman: A Bone-shaking Tour through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands (2019)


  1. ^ "The Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year". The Cricket Society. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Gideon Haigh, "Cricket Books, 2010", Wisden 2011, p. 122.
  3. ^ "Harry Pearson". David Higham. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Harry Pearson". When Saturday Comes. Retrieved 2018.

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