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Title:Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jonathan Agnew, Stephen Fry
Publisher:HarperCollins UK
ISBN:0007343086
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Number of Pages:246
Category:Biography, Non fiction, British literature

Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend by Jonathan Agnew, Stephen Fry

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend Jonathan Agnew known to his legions of Test Match Special fans as Aggers has at long last written a personal tribute to his late colleague Brian Johnston universally known as Johnners The on air incident in which Agnew s comment on Ian Botham s attempt to avoid stepping on his stumps He just couldn t quite get his leg over provoked prolonged fits of giggles notably from Johnners and was voted in a BBC poll as the greatest piece of sporting commentary ever by of those who responded It is said that traffic on British motorways came to a complete standstill as commuters were forced to stop their cars due to fits of laughter while listening to it on Radio Four This book is an affectionate account of a four year friendship including copious anecdotes from their time together in the commentary box and during their travels overseas Jonathan Agnew comments Brian Johnston was a tremendous influence on my early years at Test Match Special His wit warmth and great sense of fun was not only a feature of his cricket commentary but also in the way he lived his life Our friendship has been immortalized through the leg over incident but there was a much deeper bond between us than merely that hilarious broadcasting classic and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share this with cricket lovers everywhere Aggers on Johnners is the holy grail of cricket books a must have for anyone who loves the noble game

Thanks, Johnners: An Affectionate Tribute to a Broadcasting Legend

Jonathan Agnew known to his legions of Test Match Special fans as Aggers has at long last written a personal tribute to his late colleague Brian Johnston universally known as Johnners The on air incident in which Agnew s comment on Ian Botham s attempt to avoid stepping on his stumps He just couldn t quite get his leg over provoked prolonged fits of giggles notably from Johnners and was voted in a BBC poll as the greatest piece of sporting commentary ever by of those who responded It is said that traffic on British motorways came to a complete standstill as commuters were forced to stop their cars due to fits of laughter while listening to it on Radio Four This book is an affectionate account of a four year friendship including copious anecdotes from their time together in the commentary box and during their travels overseas Jonathan Agnew comments Brian Johnston was a tremendous influence on my early years at Test Match Special His wit warmth and great sense of fun was not only a feature of his cricket commentary but also in the way he lived his life Our friendship has been immortalized through the leg over incident but there was a much deeper bond between us than merely that hilarious broadcasting classic and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share this with cricket lovers everywhere Aggers on Johnners is the holy grail of cricket books a must have for anyone who loves the noble game


Agger's Ashes

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Cricket: A Modern Anthology

Jonathan Aggers Agnew England s voice of cricket showcases some of the very best writings on the noble game from the s to the present day In this wide ranging and beautifully produced anthology Test Match Special s Jonathan Aggers Agnew chooses a wide variety of writings on the sport that has consumed his life from the Ashes Bodyline series right up to the present day In a series of carefully considered thematically organised reflections he examines the importance of their contribution to our understanding and appreciation of cricket With input from several eminent cricketing historians including the librarian at Lord s the book contains a fascinating range of material from renowned classics to books that have hardly seen the light of day in the United Kingdom e g The Hanse Cronje Story by Garth King from overseas fiction to modern day autobiographies Marcus Trescothick Simon Hughes Mike Brearley etc that have attained classic status With seminal cricket images original line drawings and a comprehensive index this book is a must have for any self respecting cricket fan


Aggers' Special Delivery: Trivial Delights from the World of Cricket

Cricket is a complex game with a long and fascinating history Each match produces an avalanche of statistics and colorful anecdotes Who was the only batsman to hit the ball over the pavilion at Lord s In which match did one throw of the ball hit both sets of stumps sending the two bemused batsmen back to the pavilion for an early tea Asking and answering these questions and more this fun pocket sized guide supplements the match experience for fans of county and international cricket alike


8 Days A Week

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Over to You, Aggers

As the BBC s cricket correspondent Joanathan Agnew presents an upfront account of England s tests at home and abroad since and of his own metamorphosis from player to fully fledged member of the rat pack He offers strong sometimes surprising views on England s fluctuating fortunes during this period and sheds light on some of the controversial issues of the day such as ball tampering and intimidatory bowling and provides off field anecdotes


Benson and Hedges Cricket Year 2002

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Benson and Hedges Cricket Year 1999

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Benson and Hedges Cricket Year 2000

Fully illustrated in black and white and colour this guide provides a thorough reference for the cricketing year with comprehensive statistics and results It is now in its th edition and features a new editor in former test cricketer and popular commentator Jonathan Agnew


Cricket Year 2006

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