Christopher Martin-Jenkins: "It is doubtful anyone has contributed more to coverage of cricket"
In memory of a beloved commentator.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2005. Photograph: Getty Images
Former cricket correspondent for the BBC, Daily Telegraph and the Times Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died of cancer aged 67. The Test Match Special commentator was also a former editor of The Cricketer.
He got his start in journalism after leaving Cambridge University in 1967 when be became an assistant on The Cricketer under editor Jim Swanton, the Telegraph notes in its obituary.
After three years there he joined BBC Radio Sports and in 1973 he took over from Brian Johnston as BBC cricket correspondent.
He accepted an invitation to become editor of The Cricketer in 1981, partly to allow him to spend less time overseas and more time with his family. He went on to write various books and to continue to commentate for the BBC.
From 1984 to 1991 CMJ returned to the BBC as cricket correspondent. He joined The Daily Telegraph as chief cricket correspondent in 1991 before being enticed to join the Times in the same job in 1999.
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