Jonathan Agnew was a fast bowler for Leicestershire and England taking over 650 wickets during his 13 year career in the game.
Capable of bowling quickly in suitable conditions, Jonathan made his first-class debut for Leicestershire in 1978 after impressing in local club cricket. He took 101 wickets in the 1987 season for his county.
His best first-class bowling figures were 9 for 70 and he took six ten-wickets hauls in 218 matches.
He retired from the game in 1990 to become a cricket correspondent for a national newspaper and is the presenter and lead commentator on BBC Radio´s “Test Match Special” programme. However in 1992 he answered an emergency call to an injury-strapped Leicestershire and played in the Natwest Trophy semi-final, taking a creditable 1-31 off 12 overs.
As a commentator Jonathan is regarded as a cheerful and easy-going character, but he has become one of the most respected figures in the field of cricket commentary.