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BBC cricket journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies at 67

CMJ (standing) in the commentary box at Trent Bridge with TMS colleagues Trevor Bailey and Brian Johnston

CMJ (standing) in the commentary box at Trent Bridge with TMS colleagues Trevor Bailey and Brian Johnston

CRICKET journalist and former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, has died of cancer. He was 67.

His friend and colleague Jonathan Agnew said on Twitter: “Desperately sad to tell you that CMJ died peacefully this morning”.

The news was also reported by the BBC, where Martin-Jenkins worked as a commentator on Test Match Special.

He also worked as a cricket correspondent for both the Daily Telegraph and the Times during his career.

Martin-Jenkins was given an MBE in 2009 and served as the MCC’s president in 2010 and 2011. The official account of Lord’s tweeted this morning: “Former MCC President Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died. Sad, sad news to start the new year.”

 

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