Ric Finlay has been involved in recording cricket in the public forum since 1983, when he first worked for the ABC in Hobart, Tasmania. Since then, he has regularly scored and provided statistical information for ABC Radio and Television, various commercial television networks, the ABC Cricket Book, and Hobart's Mercury newspaper.
He is the author of books on Tasmanian representative cricket and Alan Kippax, and is co-compiler, along with David Fitzgerald, of the popular CricketWorld and Tastats computer database, CSW.
Ric has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma of Education from the University of Tasmania, and in 2008 retired as a teacher of Mathematics at a Hobart Senior Secondary College to concentrate on providing cricket statistics full time. He is a committee member of the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, the world's premier cricket research organisation. He runs a popular cricket Twitter account @RicFinlay