Tim de Lisle

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Timothy John March Phillipps de Lisle (born 25 June 1962) [1] is a British writer and editor who is a feature writer for The Guardian and other publications, focusing on cricket and rock music.


Early life and education

De Lisle is the second son of stockbroker Major Everard John Robert March Phillipps de Lisle (1930–2003), of the Royal Horse Guards, Adjutant of the Household Cavalry Regiment from 1955 to 1958, High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1974, and Vice-Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 1990 to 2003, and his wife Hon. Mary Rose, daughter of Conservative politician Osbert Peake, 1st Viscount Ingleby, [2] His paternal grandfather was the cricketer, soldier and High Sheriff of Leicestershire John de Lisle, of Stockerston Hall, Rutland, who was of a prominent family of Leicestershire landed gentry that owned Grace Dieu Manor and Quenby Hall. [3] His parternal grandmother was Muriel de Lisle, a pioneering Girl Guide executive. de Lisle was educated at Eton and Worcester College, Oxford. [4]


De Lisle is a feature writer for The Guardian , focusing on cricket and rock music. [5] He is the editor of the magazine Intelligent Life , is the rock critic at The Mail on Sunday [6] and also edited the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2003. [1]

Personal life

De Lisle married in 1991, and has two children. [4]

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  1. 1 2 Berry, Scyld, ed. (2009). Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (146th ed.). John Wisden & Co. p. 407. ISBN   978-1-905625-16-1.
  2. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 3, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 1694
  3. Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th edition, vol. 1, ed. Peter Townend, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1965, p. 198
  4. 1 2 Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 107th edition, vol. 2, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 2003, p. 2045
  5. "Tim de Lisle". London: guardian.co.uk. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 28 September 2009.
  6. "Tim de Lisle". More Intelligent Life. Retrieved 28 September 2009.