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Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Known as ‘the voice of cricket’, Christopher Martin –Jenkins chief correspondent of The Times is one of the game’s foremost commentators Christopher’s sports career began as Captain of cricket at Marlborough followed by Captain of Cambridge University Crusaders for two years. He captained Fitzwilliam College Cricket Club (Winners of “Cuppers”); achieved two Rugby Fives half-blues; […]

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Dickie Bird

Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird MBE is one of cricket’s best loved characters and will forever be remembered as one of the games most charismatic umpires. Born in Barnsley in 1933, Dickie was a promising footballer until injury cut short his fledgling career so the youngster began to play club cricket alongside team-mates that included Geoffrey Boycott […]

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Marcus Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick is an aggressive left-handed opening batsman who continues to plunder runs for Somerset. He scored 5825 runs in 76 Tests for England before a stress-related illness forced his retirement from the international arena. In his riveting autobiography, Coming Back to Me, he openly discusses the mental strain he has been under, and gathered […]

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Phil Tufnell

Affectionately known throughout the world as ‘The Cat’, Phil Tufnell has entertained many television and sporting crowds over the years. During recent times, Phil has been able to combine his cricketing expertise with his ‘mischievous’ and ‘laddish’ reputation as a much-loved television and radio Presenter. Before this we must not forget that Phil was a […]

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