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How To Watch Cricket John Arlott

How To Watch Cricket

John Arlott

Published 1984
ISBN : 9780006367826
108 pages
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Leslie Thomas John Arlott OBE (25 February 1914 – 14 December 1991) was an English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBCs Test Match Special. He was also a poet and wine connoisseur. With his poetic phraseology, he was an iconic cricket commentator noted for his wonderful gift for evoking cricketing moments by the BBC.Memorable quotes about Arlott:The very personification of Cricket. Prime Minister John Major, 1991He was Cricket, there has never been a commentator like him and there never will be. Ian Botham, former England Captain, 1991I think that he spread the gospel about Cricket around the world more than anyone else. Brian Johnston, fellow commentator, 1991A man of deep humanity. David Frith, editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly, 1992He was generous with his time in the company of friends. I once sat down to Sunday lunch with John, his family and some friends at two oclock, and we did not get up from the table until ten at night. Mike Brearley, 1992Johnston provided the life, Arlott the soul. Paul Coupar writing about the history of TMS on its 50th anniversary 2007