John Arlott, was a BBC radio cricket commentator whose poetic phraseology has been described as "the voice of an English summer." After more than three decades of Test Match commentaries, his final broadcast of the 1980 Centenary Test, received a standing ovation from the crowd and the players.
Arlott's love of the English language extended into the printed word as a writer, co-author or editor of some eighty books
John Arlott – South Africa v England – 20 December 1948
John Arlott – England v West Indies 1963