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Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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 1974; Assault On The Ashes – MCC in Australia 1974/5; MCC in India – 1966/7; The Jubilee Tests – 1977; England in Australia 1978/9; In Defence of The Ashes 1979/80; The Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricketers 1980; the Wisden Book of County Cricket 1981; Bedside Cricket 1981; Twenty Years On 1984; the Cricketer Book of Disasters and Bizarre Records (Editor) 1984 and The Cricketer Book of Cricketer Eccentrics and Eccentric Behaviour 1985. His memoirs were published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.

 

Christopher Martin-Jenkins died at the end of 2012.

 

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TOP 100 CRICKETERS OF ALL TIME


With every cricket season that passes the roll-call of great players gets longer. Batsmen, bowlers, fielders, wicket-keepers, captains, and characters. Every year more international cricket is played by more countries, making the task of ranking the best of them harder than it has ever been. And how do you compare a dazzling Twenty20 specialist of the modern era with a champion of the age before Test cricket officially started in 1877? Some years after the last of his highly regarded books was published, Christopher Martin-Jenkins has accepted the challenge of selecting the 100 best players of all time, one that he has called ‘impossible but irresistible’.Placing them in order of precedence, he has analysed each of them, assessing their characters, the cricketing elements that made them so outstanding and the special qualities that enabled them to be pre-eminent in their time. Whether Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Kevin Pietersen, Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis, heroes of the contemporary game, will make a list that includes immortal cricketers such as W.G. Grace, Don Bradman and Gary Sobers, will be as fascinating as where they may be rated in the pantheon. Having written and commentated on international cricket for 40 years, Martin-Jenkins is almost uniquely qualified to act as judge and jury.


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PUBLISHER: Simmons Pugh

PUBLICATION DATE: December 2008

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MEN FOR ALL SEASONS


After years of under-performance, the start of the 2001 cricket season saw a resurgent England team. Undefeated for five series they faced the might Australians with more hope and confidence than anyone could have expected two years before, when the teams last competed for the Ashes, the greatest prize in Test cricket.

After a disastrous one-day series and defeats in the first three Tests, that optimism was replaced by increasing awe at the strength of the touring side. A famous victory for England at Headingly, made possible by a brilliant innings by Mark Butcher, brought some comfort to the home dressing-room but by then the Ashes had already been lost and Australia had proven themselves again to be the best in the world. A further victory for them at The Oval in Michael Atherton’s farewell performance drew further praise not just for the quality of the Australians’ cricket but also for the way they played the game. The question was asked again and again: was this Australia team, with its fiercely competitive captain Steve Waugh, outstanding batsmen like his brother Mark and Damien Martyn, and world class bowlers in McGrath, Warne and Gillespie, one of the best cricket sides ever?

Christopher Martin-Jenkins, chief correspondent of The Times is one of the game’s foremost commentators. In Men for All Seasons he presents not just a brilliantly perceptive and objective survey of this fascinating series but also the place of the 2001 Australian touring side in the canon of great cricketing XIs – and explores just how much further England have to go in order to compete with the best consistently. Full match reports and score cards combine with elegant pen portraits of the key players to form a unique celebration of the game’s ultimate contest.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Men-All-Seasons-Australia-Shattered/dp/0743220234/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1301511209&sr=1-7


PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: January 2001

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CMJ: A CRICKETING LIFE


Christopher Martin-Jenkins, or CMJ to his many fans as well as listeners of Test Match Special, is perhaps the voice of cricket; an unparalleled authority whose insight and passion for cricket as well as his style of commentary have captured what it is that makes the sport so special. In his many years as a commentator and journalist – reporting for the BBC, The Times and the Cricketer among others – CMJ has covered some of the biggest moments in the sport’s history. And in this memoir CMJ looks back on a lifetime spent in service to this most bizarre and beguiling of sports and tells the stories of the players, coaches and fans he met along the way. Recounted with all the warmth and vigour that has endeared CMJ to generations of cricket fans, this memoir relives the moments that defined modern cricket and which shaped his life in turn. It is a must-have book for all devotees of the sport.


“Like the man himself, the BBC broadcaster and writer for The Times, CMJ’s memoir is graceful, amusing, as modestly affirmative of triumphs as it is gallantly tolerant of tragedies. In short, he is decently collegiate and Corinthian towards a game so radically changed since he first played it as a schoolboy and parlayed it to his friends.

As a former president of the Marylebone Cricket Club ( he stepped down last year) CMJ will be expected to be discreet, even-handed even, about the crises and characters of English cricket. And so, sportsmanlike, he is for most of the book. Though he allows leeway for entertaining stories about colleagues.

As a charmed life, told charmingly, the story of CMJ’s lifetime love for his family, colleagues, friends and the game will give pleasure to many fans.”  The Times

“CMJ reminds us of the good manners, the discretion and the ardour of the amateur tradition.” TLS


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PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: 12 April 2012

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WORLD CRICKETERS: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY


This exhaustive work includes not only the biographical details of 2000 players who have won official test caps, but also the career details of all players of any significance since the dawn of the game. Entries are arranged alphabetically within sections on the nine test countries.


PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 1 April 1996

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CRICKET CONTEST 1979-80: THE POST-PACKER TESTS


PUBLISHER: Queen Anne Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 1980

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CRICKET – A WAY OF LIFE: THE CRICKETER ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CRICKET


PUBLISHER: Century

PUBLICATION DATE: October 1984

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CRICKET’S LIGHTER SIDE: A CRICKETER COLLECTION


PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: 17 October 1988

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BEDSIDE CRICKET


PUBLISHER: Dent

PUBLICATION DATE: 1 October 1981

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GRAND SLAM: ENGLAND IN AUSTRALIA 1986/87


PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: 11 May 1987

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THE SPIRIT OF CRICKET: A PERSONAL ANTHOLOGY


An anthology of cricket writing which ranges from the game’s origins in the Weald to the contemporary professional (and increasingly commercial) sport. The contributors include C .L. R. James, Mike Brearley, Stephen Fry and Edmund Blunden.


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PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber

PUBLICATION DATE: 1 November 1994

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SKETCHES OF A SEASON


PUBLISHER: Queen Anne Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 9 November 1989

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THE JUBILEE TESTS: ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA 1977 AND THE PACKER REVOLUTION


PUBLISHER: Macdonald & Jane’s

PUBLICATION DATE: November 1977

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TESTING TIME: MCC IN THE WEST INDIES 1974


PUBLISHER: Readers Union

PUBLICATION DATE: 1975

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THE COMPLETE WHO’S WHO OF TEST CRICKETERS


PUBLISHER: Orbis

PUBLICATION DATE: 1980

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