Boycott is Britain's favourite cricket commentator

London, Sep 13 (UNI) The outspoken cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott was voted as Britain's favourite cricket commentator by the Wisden Cricketer magazine today.

The former England cricketer beat TMS colleague Jonathan Agnew in the poll among the readers of the magazine which is by far the best known reference book concerned with the game.

'The Bible of Cricket' described Boycott and Agnew as 'Lennon and McCartney of cricket broadcasting'.

''This success for radio seems to reflect a general feeling that TMS is enjoying a higher profile in the absence of a free-to-air TV broadcaster'' added the magazine.

Boycott was polled first among 57 per cent of readers, with Agnew placed first by 53 per cent while Sky Sports David Lloyd got the third position. ''Propelled by his sheer enthusiasm, Bumble jumps five places to third,'' the magazine described Lloyd's selection.

The fourth place was taken over by Michael Atherton dubbed as ''the most natural successor to Richie Benaud'' and Sky Sports Michael Holding was fifth backed by a 'voice of pure honey'.


Story first published: Thursday, September 13, 2007, 17:41 [IST]
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