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Toggy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Christopher Martin-Jenkins Reply with quote

First sad news of the year, TMS commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins has died of cancer, he was 67.

Story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/20881346
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very sad news i grew up listening to CMJ.I knew he was ill but this still came as a shock this morning
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His very proper voice will be much missed from the TMS box.

CMJ's 'Aggers & Johnners' moment ....Laughing

Cricket commentator Christopher Martin-Jenkins uses a fishing analogy and finds himself caught in a moment reminiscent of the Brian Johnston classic.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/7405686.stm

Very sad news,this

R.I.P
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant clip, thanks for posting it. Laughing

I think it sounds so funny because it was said in all innocence.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved to hear CMJ in the TMS box. He'll be up there, swapping stories and luaghs with Johnners.

This is a wonderful tribute from Mike Selvey.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2013/jan/01/christopher-martin-jenkins-cricket-best-friend
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brilliant obituary from Mr Selvey Very Happy
RIP CMJ.

And not forgetting Tony Greig.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, RIP Tony. Today's cricketers owe so much to him. I loved watching him play.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Listened to a lovely feature on TMS lunchtime today on the first day of the 1st Test between England and New Zealand at Lords.

It was Jonathan Agnew remembering Christopher Martin Jenkins with snippets from his memorial service.

Not sure if the Listen Again facility is available for this but it's well worth it if it is


Afterwards Aggers announced the creation of two ‘Spirit of Cricket’ awards in memory of Christopher, the former MCC President and BBC Test Match Special Commentator who died this year.

http://www.lords.org/news/2013/may/mcc-and-bbc-create-awards-in-honour-of-cmj/
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listened too (Thank God TMS is back!).
It was very sad but very well done.

Aggers mentioned at the close of play (rain stopped play, England 160-4) that it was available as a podcast. It's on the TMS page now....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tms
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
I listened too (Thank God TMS is back!).
It was very sad but very well done.

Aggers mentioned at the close of play (rain stopped play, England 160-4) that it was available as a podcast.It's on the TMS page now....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tms


Right...thanks,unclebuck.
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