– the official website

Johnners.com – the official Brian Johnston website

BRIAN JOHNSTON was known as ‘Johnners’ to millions of cricket fans around the world. For nearly fifty years he was the voice of cricket on BBC television and radio. When Brian died in 1994 at the age of eighty-one, the Daily Telegraph described him as ‘the greatest natural broadcaster of them all’ and the Prime Minister, John Major, said, ‘Summers will never be the same.’

Brian Johnston was born in 1912 and was educated at Eton and Oxford, before serving with the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War. He joined the Outside Broadcasts Department of the BBC in 1946 and appeared on hundreds of different radio and television programmes. He commentated on state occasions and royal weddings and major events such as the Boat Race and he also presented 733 episodes of the popular radio series Down Your Way. He was best known as a cricket commentator, most notably as a member of the Test Match Special team on BBC radio, where he became a national institution until his death in 1994.

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After the Second Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Jonathan Agnew paid a tribute to his former Test Match Special colleague Brian Johnston, buried at Swanage in Dorset.
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Another brilliant record for one of our original Johnners Scholars, Adil Rashid, who has become the first England spinner to reach 150 wickets in ODIs. He is only the seventh...
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2020 Scholarship Awards Panel

The Johnners Trust Awards Panel was able to hold its annual meeting on 17 April 2020, albeit via Zoom, and we were delighted to welcome Alison Mitchell, the experienced presenter,...
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