- A Cheerful & Easy-Going Character
- Cricket Clubs Dinner Events and/or Corporate Events
Jonathan Agnew was a fast bowler for Leicestershire and England taking over 650 wickets during his 13 year career in the game. He retired from the game in 1990 to become a cricket correspondent for a national newspaper and is now the presenter and lead commentator on BBC Radio´s “Test Match Special” programme.
Capable of bowling quickly in suitable conditions, Agnew made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 1978 after impressing in local club cricket. He took 101 wickets in the 1987 season for his county. His best first-class bowling figures were 9 for 70 and he took six ten-wickets hauls in 218 matches.
He retired from the game in 1990 to become a cricket correspondent for a national newspaper and is now the presenter and lead commentator on BBC Radio’s “Test Match Special” Programme However in 1992 he answered an emergency call to an injury-strapped Leicestershire and played in the Natwest Trophy semi-final, taking a creditable 1-31 off 12 overs.
As a commentator Jonathan is regarded as a cheerful and easy-going character, but he has become one of the most respected figures in the field of cricket commentary.
Jonathan is more than happy to speak at Cricket Clubs Dinner Events and/or Corporate Events, although has limited availability at times due to his media work. Always a popular figure.