Mike Griffith, the current president of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), paid tribute: “CMJ will be sorely missed. I was fortunate to know him from his schooldays at Marlborough College and we became good friends.
“Christopher gave tremendous service to cricket and to MCC, where he was president as recently as 2010. As a commentator and journalist he was passionate about upholding the values of the game and always expressed his views with clarity and humour.
“Everyone at MCC shares the sadness now being felt by the cricketing world that his live commentaries will never be heard again. On behalf of all Members of the Club I have sent our deepest condolences to Christopher’s widow Judy and their children Robin and Lucy.”
RIP Christopher Martin-Jenkins – one of the great voices of any sport, and a true gentleman. Awful week for cricket. #CMJ#Greigy