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Was Cozier the last of a golden age of commentators?

May 16, 2016: The sport and media landscape has changed so much that we may never have definitive voices like his ever again

Ed Smith

Wisden Obituary

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Apr 21, 2014: Christopher Martin-Jenkins will be best remembered as a radio commentator. Mellifluous, eloquent and with a wonderful eye for the game


Demented and orgasmic gesticulations

Mar 1, 2014: Viv Richards' over-the-top celebrations and a commentary row blighted the fourth Test of 1990 in Bridgetown

Martin Williamson

Sports Book Awards

Outstanding contribution award for CMJ

May 10, 2013: Christopher Martin-Jenkins will be posthumously honoured at the British Sports Book Awards with the Outstanding Contribution to Sports Writing award

ESPNcricinfo staff

The death of two salesmen

Apr 18, 2013: Another county season gets underway. It won't be the same without Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Tony Greig

Mark Nicholas

CMJ: broadcaster, writer, gentleman

Apr 17, 2013: Cricket's greatest friend combined courtesy with a strong sense of authenticity

Ed Smith

England news

CMJ remembered at St Paul's memorial

Apr 16, 2013: Two thousand eminent cricketers, long-standing colleagues and mere devotees of Test Match Special came together to honour the career of lengendary broadcaster and journalist

Ivo Tennant

Christopher Martin-Jenkins 1945-2013

A bank of happy memories

Apr 11, 2013: Most children don't hear or see their dad on radio or TV on a regular basis, as this writer and his siblings did

James Martin-Jenkins

Christopher Martin-Jenkins 1945-2013

Flowing conversation

Apr 11, 2013: A wonderful writer, broadcaster and friend of the game, and a man who had the ability to render laptops unusable just by looking at them

Mike Selvey

Where is the next generation of broadcasters coming from?

Jan 5, 2013: There are not many options for youngsters looking to make a career in the field

Harsha Bhogle


A doyen of cricket with a comic touch

Jan 1, 2013: The voice synonymous with the English summer will no longer speak. Those who shared commentary and press boxes with CMJ will feel his loss particularly

Vic Marks


Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies aged 67

Jan 1, 2013: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the cricket commentator, journalist and former MCC president, has died at the age of 67. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year.

ESPNcricinfo staff

CMJ: A Cricketing Life

The covers are off CMJ

Apr 14, 2012: The doyen of English cricket writing reveals more of himself in his memoirs than might have been expected

Ivo Tennant

Marylebone Cricket Club

Martin-Jenkins steps up as MCC president

Sep 30, 2010: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the former Times cricket correspondent and veteran commentator on the BBC's Test Match Special, will begin his one-year tenure as President of Marylebone Cricket Club on Friday

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Top 100 Cricketers of All Time

Order, order (but it's only a game)

Aug 8, 2009: Picking cricket's 100 all-time greats might be an excruciating business, but it is also a lot of fun

Stephen Fay

New Year's honours list

Christopher Martin-Jenkins awarded MBE

Dec 31, 2008: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, the Test Match Special commentator and former Times cricket correspondent, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's honours list

ESPNcricinfo staff

All white

May 19, 2008: England's new kit, CMJ's corpsing fit, and a laidback bowling machine

Will Luke

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

The Major steps back

Apr 6, 2008: Set to retire from the Times, Christopher Martin-Jenkins talks about past times, present gripes and future plans

Stephen Fay

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

'Commentary doesn't satisfy as writing does'

Dec 30, 2007: Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who has written and commentated on the game for more than 35 years, talks about his experiences and the changes he has seen in the game and its reporting

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Changes at major broadsheet

Atherton moves to The Times

Oct 25, 2007: Mike Atherton will replace Christopher Martin-Jenkins as cricket correspondent of The Times after England's tour of New Zealand early next year

ESPNcricinfo staff
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