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1. Bill Lawry
Before Bill Lawry pledged his commitments to commentating on radio, he was engaged to cricket as a player. Bill Lawry played for Australia during the 1960s. His test match record speaks of 5234 runs from 67 matches.

During his cricketing days Bill Lawry was criticized for lifeless batting, but when he took up commentating after his retirement, he made sure not a shadow of the past criticism verged on his new vocation. Bill Lawry was funny as a commentator and had a unique style of his own.Bill Lawry moved from radio commentary to commentating for Channel 9. Bill Lawrys rather distinctive style has been regularly mimicked in the Twelfth Man series.Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Bill Lawry and other famous cricket commentators.

2. Brian Johnston
Johnners, as he known to his friends, Brian Johnston was educated at Eton and later Oxford. Before he joined BBC in January 1946, Brian Johnston had already served with the Grenadier Guards.Brian Johnstons debut as a cricket commentator came in the test match involving England and India in June 1946. In 1963 he went a step further and became the BBC cricket correspondent.

In 1970 Brian Johnston found himself out of the TV Commentator team but had the assurance of featuring regularly as a par of the Test Match Special TMS radio team. Upon retiring from TMS in 1972, Brian Johnston continued his love for commentating as a freelance commentator. Brain Johnston died on January 5, 1994 at the age of 82. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Brian Johnston and other famous cricket commentators.

3. Geoffrey Boycott
Geoffrey Boycott, the famous former England captain is today of the most popular cricket commentators. His career as a cricket commentator has almost been as colorful and diverse as his cricketing career. From being one of the most famous commentators, to getting sacked following a court conviction, to fighting throat cancer and returning to the commentary scene, Boycott has done it all.

Geoffrey Boycott is known for his unique style of commentary. He never spares any player for a missed opportunity and is bitingly sarcastic in his commentary. This is, however, often very amusing for the audience who specially enjoy hearing about the various ways in which his mum could have bettered the performances of the players. Geoffrey Boycott has had the honor of being associated with some of the biggest television channels and radio stations in the world. He has joined the likes of legendary commentators like Richie Benaud and Sunil Gavaskar and is today one of the most famous cricket commentators in the world. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Geoffrey Boycott and other famous cricket commentators.

4. Karunaratne Abeysekera
Karunaratne Abeysekera was the pioneer of Sinhala cricket commentary on radio. He remains as one of the greatest cricket commentators ever and he had a big contribution towards making cricket popular in Sri Lanka. He improvised and made his commentary more interesting.

An iconic broadcaster of Sri Lanka, Karunaratne Abeysekera is one of the most respected and famous radio cricket commentators.Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Karunaratne Abeysekera and other famous cricket commentators.

5. Jonathan Agnew
Jonathan Agnew is a commentator who is much respected in the field of cricket commentary in spite of the fact that he had a brief career as a cricketer himself. Jonathan Agnew played just 3 Tests and 3 ODIs for England. He was into journalism from the time he was playing itself and so made a smooth transition into commentary.

He has been associated with BBC and is generally regarded as a cheerful and lively commentator. Popularly known as Aggers, a particular piece of his commentary that he delivered in 1991 during an England West Indies Test match has been voted by BBC Radio 5 Live as the greatest commentary ever. Cricketscorelive.com offers information on Jonathan Agnew and other famous cricket commentators.




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