Full name Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin-Jenkins
Born January 20, 1945, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Died January 1, 2013, Rudgewick, Sussex (aged 67 years 347 days)
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Other Commentator, Journalist, Author
Education Marlborough; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
A useful cricketer himself - he scored 99 for Marlborough at Lord's and turned out for Surrey 2nd XI - Christopher Martin-Jenkins was employed on the Cricketer by EW Swanton on leaving Cambridge, joining the BBC sports team in 1970 and commentating on his first international match - an ODI - in 1972. The following summer, aged 28, he was chosen to succeed Brian Johnston as the BBC's cricket correspondent, a post he held until 1991, with a four-year break between 1981 and 1984. He edited the Cricketer from 1981 to 1991. He was cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, from 1991 to 1999, and of the Times from 1999 to 2008. He was a member of the Test Match Special team from 1973 to 2012, again with a break between 1981 and 1985 when he was used on BBC TV. He was also a prolific author, and his accounts of the 1973-74 West Indies tour (Testing Time) and the 1974-75 series in Australia (Assault On The Ashes) set the tone for more than three decades of quality output. In 2009 he was awarded and MBE then in 2010-11 was president of the MCC. Shortly after that tenure he was diagnosed with cancer and he died on New Year's Day, 2013, working until the end with his last article in the Times appearing the previous day.
Awarded the MBE in December 2008
The hosts' little victories in the last half-hour have proven to be a big deal in the Test series against England
Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents
India have had a good two years in Test cricket. A lot of that comes down to having a squad that offers options, and a captain who knows how to maximise his players' threat
Vidyadhar Paradkar knew Haseeb Hameed would go far when he first met him. He has, and it's due in no small part to Paradkar
Barbados is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence. Is this selection of Bajan players from over the years better than most Test teams?
With Bangladesh struggling to put out a quality pace attack in Test cricket, the team management could perhaps coax the ODI captain to return in whites with a modified run-up
Keaton Jennings is set to follow a well-trodden path this week when he becomes the latest South Africa-born cricketer to play for England