Born in Lancashire, Angus moved to Harrow Weald in North West London before his second birthday, attending Weald Junior and Middle School before moving to Gayton High School in Harrow. From Gayton High School he went to Orange Hill Senior High School in Edgware/Burnt Oak. Angus has always lived in Harrow and currently resides in Pinner, where he has lived with his family for more than 20 years.
On the cricket field, Angus played for Stanmore Cricket Club as a colt, although he did spend a short period of time at Kenton Cricket Club when he could not get a game for Stanmore CC 4th XI. Through his performances for Stanmore CC he was recognised by Middlesex County Cricket Club, who signed him on a summer contract in 1984. He made his first-class debut for Middlesex CCC in 1984, was awarded his county cap in 1988 and made his England debut in 1989. During his time with Middlesex CCC as a player, Angus contributed to three County Championship titles, a Benson & Hedges Cup win, a NatWest Trophy victory, a Sunday League triumph and winning the Refuge Assurance Cup. In a career between 1984 and 2002 he took 1,013 wickets for the club. Between 1989 and 1999 he also played 46 Tests and 42 ODI’s for England and has taken more Test wickets than any other Middlesex bowler. Angus was awarded an MBE in 1999 for services to cricket and was named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1996. He retired from cricket in 2002 to become the cricket correspondent for The Independent newspaper and was a regular contributor on Test Match Special and Sky Sports. He returned to Middlesex CCC in 2009 to take up the position of Managing Director of Cricket and has been an England Selector since February 2014. Since 2009 Middlesex CCC has won Division Two of the County Championship and the County Championship. It has also helped to develop 13 international cricketers and 10 England Lions.