John Arlott OBE
(1914-1991)

Died aged c. 77

Leslie Thomas John Arlott OBE (25 February 1914 – 14 December 1991) was an English journalist, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special. He was also a poet and wine connoisseur. With his poetic phraseology, he became an iconic cricket commentator noted for his "wonderful gift for evoking cricketing moments" by the BBC.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Photo of John Arlott black plaque
Basher Eyre on Geograph
Photo of John Arlott blue plaque
David Smith on Geograph
Photo of John Arlott blue plaque
Simply Jan on Flickr

John Arlott (1914-1991) broadcaster and writer lived here from 1961 to 1981

The Old Sun, New Alresford, United Kingdom where he lived (1961-1981)

John Arlott OBE 1914-1991 cricket commentator, broadcaster, poet and writer was born here 25th February. The building dates from 1856

Cemetery Lodge, Chapel Hill, Basingstoke, United Kingdom where he was born (1914)

John Arlott 1914 - 1991 Broadcaster and author lived here.

The Vines, Longis Road,, Alderney, United Kingdom where he lived