Will Atkins is a cricket blogger and aspiring journalist. Despite being born and raised in the wastelands of Surrey, Will has always supported Middlesex, ever since being taken to Lord's for his first county game between Middlesex and Kent, and as well as following the Panthers, Will has travelled the globe in support of England too.
The Short Midwicket site was created in February 2010 in an attempt to break into the cricketing mainstream via an underground blog. Since it's humble beginnings, The Short Midwicket has been read by literally tens of people as Will has informed, explained, and made bad puns about cricket in the intervening couple of years.
Will is perhaps best known around Lord's for his role as Pinky the Panther, where thanks to some creative logic, he managed to remain unbeaten during the 2011 T20 group-stage race campaign (which is more than can be said for the actual team). He has written "Pinky's T20 Diary" for the official Middlesex website, and has also appeared as a summariser on BBC London's coverage of Middlesex alongside Kevin Hand, as well as writing a few guest pieces for other cricketing and sporting websites.
Will, who classes himself as an inoffensive left-arm spinner and lower-order dasher, still holds out hope of one day turning out for Middlesex (although a couple of overs as sub fielder will suffice), but regards writing, talking, and running around as a panther for Middlesex as the next best thing.
Player: Graeme Swann / Tim Murtagh
Match: Australia v England 5th Test 2010/11 (Sydney)
Song: "With Strauss our captain, we'll take the Urn home"
Player to hit me on the back of the head: Adam Gilchrist