Search - List of Books by Christopher Martin-Jenkins

Christopher Dennis Alexander Martin-Jenkins MBE, known as CMJ (born 20 January 1945, Peterborough), is a cricket journalist and commentator for Test Match Special (TMS) on BBC Radio 4.

Martin-Jenkins was a student at Marlborough, and then Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He joined the TMS team in 1973, aged 28. While captain of cricket at his school, Marlborough, 11 years earlier, Martin-Jenkins wrote to Brian Johnston asking him how to become a cricket commentator.

At various times, Martin-Jenkins has been cricket correspondent for the BBC (1973-1980, 1985-1991), the Daily Telegraph (1990-1999) and The Times (1999-2008). Mike Atherton replaced him as The Times' Chief Cricket Correspondent on 1 May 2008; CMJ was to continue contributing to The Times' cricket pages. He was also a commentator on BBC television for their cricket coverage between 1981 and 1985, before returning to radio. His journalistic talents were encouraged by EW Swanton, joining The Cricketer magazine as his assistant editor. From there he joined the BBC Sports News department and was appointed cricket correspondent in succession to Brian Johnston in 1973. He was also editor of The Cricketer from 1980 and President of The Cricket Society (1998-2008). As a player, he made 99 for Marlborough against Rugby School at Lord's and was later in the Surrey second XI.

He is the author of The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers.

Martin-Jenkins is a strong supporter of public schools, viz his comments in his 2007 Cowdrey lecture:

"The consequence is that young people are getting an increasingly contracted, one-tracked view of sporting life and also that those who want a decently written report on a county match, or, even in the small print, to know the scores in - say- The Cricketer Cup, the Walker Cup, the President’s Putter or the Queen Elizabeth Cup at Henley, are increasingly in danger of not being able to get them."

The Cricketer Cup is a competition only open to old boys of public schools, the President's Putter only open to graduates of Oxford or Cambridge Universities and the Princess Elizabeth Cup only to current students of schools.

Martin-Jenkins' son, Robin Martin-Jenkins, played county cricket for Sussex, retiring in 2010.

He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours. He will take over the role of President of the MCC on 1 October 2010.
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Total Books: 31
2013 - Cmj (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849832687
ISBN-10: 1849832684
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

The Top 100 Cricketers of All Time
2010 - The Top 100 Cricketers of All Time (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906850104
ISBN-10: 1906850100

The Spirit of Cricket A Personal Anthology
2005 - The Spirit of Cricket a Personal Anthology (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571232222
ISBN-10: 0571232221
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Men for All Seasons
2001 - Men for All Seasons (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780743220231
ISBN-10: 0743220234
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

An Australian Summer
1999 - An Australian Summer (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571201259
ISBN-10: 0571201253
Genres: Reference, Travel

Australian Summer the Story O The Story of the 1998/99 Ashes Series
1999 - Australian Summer the Story O the Story of the 1998/99 Ashes Series (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571201457
ISBN-10: 0571201458
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Ball by Ball
1990 - Ball By Ball (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780246135681
ISBN-10: 0246135689
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Quick Singles Memories of Summer Days and Cricket Heroes
1988 - Quick Singles Memories of Summer Days and Cricket Heroes [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340422168
ISBN-10: 0340422165
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers
1987 - Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780356144290
ISBN-10: 0356144291

Cricket Characters v 1 The Cricket Caricatures of John Ireland
1987 - Cricket Characters V 1 the Cricket Caricatures of John Ireland (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780091726263
ISBN-10: 0091726263
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Grand Slam
1987 - Grand Slam (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671655129
ISBN-10: 0671655124

Season's Past
1986 - Season's Past (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091638504
ISBN-10: 009163850X

Quick Singles
1986 - Quick Singles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780460047210
ISBN-10: 0460047213
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Bedside Cricket
1981 - Bedside Cricket (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780460045452
ISBN-10: 0460045458
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Wisden Book of County Cricket 1873-1980
1981 - Wisden Book of County Cricket 1873-1980 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780362005455
ISBN-10: 0362005451
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers
1980 - The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780727012623
ISBN-10: 0727012622

Twenty years on cricket's years of change 1963 to 1983
Twenty Years on Cricket's Years of Change 1963 to 1983 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780002180870
ISBN-10: 0002180871
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Cricket - A Way Of Life The Cricketer Illustrated History Of Cricket
World Cricketers A Biographical Dictionary
World Cricketers a Biographical Dictionary (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780192100054
ISBN-10: 019210005X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

MCC in India 1976-77
Mcc in India 1976-77 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780354041515
ISBN-10: 0354041517
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

In defence of the Ashes England's victory Packer's progress
In Defence of the Ashes England's VIctory Packer's Progress (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780354043809
ISBN-10: 0354043803