Music mogul David English is fresh from Miami after another epic recording session with Bee Gee Barry Gibb.

Bearded Mr Gibb enlisted the help of his old friend, who managed the Bee Gees in the 1970s, to write new country tune, Song for Davey, inspired by David's 11-year-old son, David English Junior.

Junior is, no doubt, thrilled.

Mr English, of Nan Clark's Lane, Mill Hill, flew to America still celebrating his appointment as president of Finchley Cricket Club at the end of December.

And it seems Mr Gibb is quite enamoured with the humble cricket bat, as shown by this picture of him clutching one signed by members of Bunbury Cricket Club the celebrity team he founded to play charity matches.

On his visit to America, Messrs English and Gibb enjoyed making beautiful music and working on a film screenplay. Mr English said: "He is my best friend, I have known him for many years and he is a great man he is my brother."

As for the future, Mr English can't wait until the summer when he plans to bring England's Ashes superhero Freddie Flintoff to the adoring crowds of Finchley for a match.

"It's like having a double life. In America it is about the music and while I am here, it's all about the cricket."