Christopher Martin-Jenkins dies

Test Match Special commentator and former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died of cancer at the age of 67.

Family 'proud' of Martin-Jenkins' achievements

The family of celebrated cricket commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins have issued a statement, after losing his battle to cancer today:

Christopher died peacefully at home this morning after his brave resistance to cancer.

The family is extremely proud of all that he did to pass on his love of cricket worldwide with his gift of communicating through the spoken and written word.

He was above all a much loved husband, brother, father and grandfather.

Profile: Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Renowned cricket commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died of cancer today aged 67. Here is a look at what the broadcaster had accomplished:

• Martin-Jenkins was born in Peterborough in January 20, 1945.

• He joined the BBC as part of the TMS team in 1973, having previously had a modest cricket career that peaked with a 99 for Marlborough at Lord's.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan presented a special bat to Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2008. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Archive

• He joined the BBC as part of the TMS team in 1973, having previously had a modest cricket career that peaked with a 99 for Marlborough at Lord's.

• He was given an MBE in 2009 and served as the Marylebone Cricket Club's president in 2010 and 2011.

• Martin-Jenkins' death comes only several days after former England captain and cricket commentator Tony Greig died aged 66.

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Cricket club expresses sadness over Martin-Jenkins' death

The president of the Marylebone Cricket Club has paid tribute to celebrated cricket broadcaster Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who died aged 67 today. Mike Griffith said:

CMJ will be sorely missed. I was fortunate to know him from his schooldays at Marlborough College and we became good friends.

As a commentator and journalist he was passionate about upholding the values of the game and always expressed his views with clarity and humour.

Everyone at MCC shares the sadness now being felt by the cricketing world that his live commentaries will never be heard again.

Cricketing world says Martin-Jenkins will be 'sorely missed'


RIP Christopher Martin-Jenkins. A true friend of cricket, a formidable broadcaster and an inspiration to millions. He will be sorely missed


Just heard the terrible news about CMJ! So sad! Love and thoughts to Robin and the whole family at this time. #CMJ #legend


RIP Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Such a sad way to start the New Year. A true gentlemen. #RIPCMJ

Former England cricketers pay tribute to Martin-Jenkins


Very sad to hear of the death of the 'Major'... Christopher Martin Jenkins. Our thoughts are with the family . A true Gentleman !!


RIP Christopher Martin-Jenkins. A magnificent writer, broadcaster & man. The world has lost a gentleman. Cricket has lost a wonderful voice.

Martin-Jenkins' colleague pays tribute to the 'legend'

Test Match Special colleague Jonathan Agnew has paid tribute to cricket journalist Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who died today aged 67. According to the BBC's website, the cricket correspondent said:

Listeners to Test Match Special were all too familiar with CMJ's eccentricities - like going to the wrong ground for the start of a Test match. His legendary, chaotic time-keeping was very much part of his charm.

Considering the years he worked as editor of the Cricketer magazine, and as correspondent for the BBC twice, the Daily Telegraph and the Times, and 40 years commentating on Test Match Special and the many books he wrote, it is doubtful that anyone has contributed more in a lifetime to the overall coverage of cricket than Christopher Martin-Jenkins.