Jonathan Agnew Books & Biography
Jonathan Agnew was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire and brought up on a farm in Stamford, Lincolnshire. He went to Uppingham School before becoming a professional cricketer with Leicestershire, for whom he played 218 matches. He played three Tests and three-one day internationals for England. He retired in 1990 to become cricket correspondent of Today newspaper and in 1991 succeeded Christopher Martin-Jenkins as the BBC’s cricket correspondent. Following the death of Brian Johnston in 1994 he became presenter of Test Match Special, commentating and reporting on the England cricket team around the world. In 2010 he was named Best Radio Broadcaster of the Year.