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|CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS, MBE |
Christopher Martin-Jenkins, who died on New Year’s Day, was a much valued friend and Trustee of The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation and, for the last eighteen months, led the Board as Chairman.During that time, we have been indebted to his immense experience throughout the game and especially his enthusiasm for the young and their development. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he led the Foundation with great good humour and sensitivity, all of which will be greatly missed.
Christopher’s contribution to cricket, its literature and broadcasting, is unrivalled and we have been both honoured and privileged to benefit from his gentle and persuasive influence. We shall be most determined to keep going strong in his memory.
John Barclay, DL
Director of Cricket & Coaching, Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation
The Times - Lives Remembered
Exceptional prominence has been given to the death of CMJ by The Times and in news, sports and social media throughout the English-speaking world. This is rightful recognition of the esteem and affection in which he is held and it reflects that cricket is so much more than a game.
CMJ was earnest but never pompous; straight as a die but never dull. Like some of the great players he venerated, his legacy to the narrative and spirit of cricket will resonate beyond the boundary.
All too briefly he was chairman of the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation, one of several sporting charities that help improve the quality of life for disadvantaged youngsters. His values, influence, passion, humility and self-deprecating humour will long continue to inspire us.
Patrick Shervington, MBE