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; was a quarter finalist of the British University Fives Championships; played cricket for Surrey second XI and was a runner-up in the 1971 Surrey single-wicket championship.
After gaining a 2:1 Honours Degree in Modern History (Master of Arts) at Marlborough and Cambridge in 1967, he became Deputy Editor of The Cricketer magazine, free-lance sub-editor Daily Mail and free-lance BBC Sport reporter.
In 1970 Christopher became a Sports Broadcaster for the BBC and eventually in 1974 became their Cricket Correspondent. Since 1981 he has been the editor of The Cricketer magazine and a freelance BBC Radio and television Cricket commentator. In 1984 he resumed his appointment as BBC Cricket correspondent whilst continuing as Editor of the Cricketer.
He has written a number of books including: Testing Time – MCC in West Indies, Assault On The Ashes – MCC in Australia, MCC in India, The Jubilee Tests, England in Australia, In Defence of The Ashes, The Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricketers, The Wisden Book of County Cricket, Bedside Cricket, Twenty Years On, The Cricketer Book of Disasters and Bizarre Records (Editor) and The Cricketer Book of Cricketer Eccentrics and Eccentric Behaviour.