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Louis Sealey

Email: 144363@live.smuc.ac.uk

I recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London with a first class honours degree in History, and am currently training to be a sports journalist at St Mary's University.

During my time at Goldsmiths I became a sports writer for the student newspaper, The Leopard, and covered a range of sports. This summer I became the cricket reporter for the News Shopper, which entailed producing match reports, features, interviews and stories for the weekly print. I have also written for various online publications and enjoyed fulfilling work experience at All Out Cricket.

It was the 2005 Ashes series or, to be more specific, Kevin Pietersen's jaw-dropping 158 at The Oval, which transformed my passion for cricket from mild to colossal. Since that memorable summer I have been a keen follower of all things cricket, including club cricket, county cricket (Kent CCC) and of course the national sides. I am also a Level 2 Cricket Coach.

Feel free to get in touch.

T: @LouisSealey
E: louisealey@hotmail.co.uk
M: 07854162164

Blog:

Stories by Louis

  • London cricketer, 26, hits heart surgery for six
    A London cricketer, who was told he potentially had just months to live, has recovered from open heart surgery and is back playing the sport he loves.
  • Kent bowler Griffiths hopes to beat injury demons
    At the age of 29 England and Yorkshire bowler Tim Bresnan had made over 450 appearances for his county.
  • We can beat anyone, insists Kent paceman Griffiths
    Kent bowler David Griffiths believes the Spitfires can build on last season’s promising performances in one-day cricket and compete for the 2015 T20 Blast.
  • Pearson launches bizarre 'ostrich' rant at journo
    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson called a journalist an "ostrich" and "stupid" in a bizarre rant after the Foxes' 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at the King Power Stadium last night.
  • 30 Years On: The '85 Black Ball Final
    It should have been a simple pot – one that legendary commentator Ted Lowe suggested Steve Davis would “knock in 999 times out of a thousand”.
  • Judd can Trump rivals, claims commentator Hendon
    Eurosport commentator David Hendon believes Judd Trump’s heavy scoring and self-belief will enable him to triumph at the 2015 World Snooker Championship.
  • Cricket World Cup 2015: Team of the tournament
    Australia were crowned World Champions on Sunday after beating co-hosts New Zealand in front of 93,000 spectators at the MCG. The tournament has produced some phenomenal innings, majestic spells, huge scores and spectacular catches, but who deserves a place in the Sport Gazette’s team of the tournament?
  • England announce Test squad to tour West Indies
    After a disastrous and humiliating World Cup exit, England’s focus turns to a three-Test tour to the Caribbean in April.
  • 2015 Cricket World Cup: Quarter-Final preview
    It has taken 42 matches and 32 days but finally the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup are upon us. South Africa v Sri Lanka kicks things off on Wednesday, before India play Bangladesh, Australia face Pakistan and New Zealand take on West Indies.
  • Exclusive: Riley eager to impress on Lions Tour
    Kent spinner Adam Riley is hoping to impress the England selectors after being included in the Lions squad to tour South Africa in January.
  • Blind tennis seeking Paralympic status
    A sports club for blind and partially sighted people is confident that a variation of tennis can gain Paralympic accreditation.
  • Pressure remains 'intense for gay athletes'
    Gay people feel under pressure to conceal their sexuality in sporting environments, according to the Honorary Vice-President of the world's only gay cricket club.
  • Playing Through Pain
    Despite playing with a broken ankle, Ronnie O’Sullivan won the UK Championship last week. With the Rocket defying the odds, the Sports Gazette looks at 5 other sports stars who gritted their teeth and played through injury.
  • Hughes tragedy will 'change cricket safety'
    Cricket companies have already begun working on designs to improve helmet safety after the tragic death of Phillip Hughes last week.
  • Sri Lanka v England – ODI series preview
    World Cup preparations continue this week as England tour Sri Lanka for a seven-match one-day series.
  • The County Championship Team of the Season
    The 2014 LV= County Championship is over. 144 matches were played, 139,382 runs scored and 4,380 wickets taken. The season will live long in the memory for many reasons – Rushworth’s nine-wicket haul, Lyth’s lustrous batting, Rogers’ resilience, Leicestershire’s miseries, the emergence of an abundance of English talent and, above all else, Yorkshire’s utter dominance. Tears were shed, landmarks celebrated, umpires criticised, spectators captivated and, particularly in the victorious Yorkshire and Hampshire camps, alcohol consumed. But what players across the eighteen counties deserve a place in the Sports Gazette’s County Championship team of the season?