John Arlott

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Leslie Thomas John Arlott (25 February 191414 December 1991) was an English journalist, hymn writer, author and cricket commentator for the BBC's Test Match Special.


  • Cricket is the most senior, widespread and deeply rooted of English games.
    • Quoted in The Guardian Book of Cricket (1986).
  • God, whose farm is all creation,
    take the gratitude we give;
    take the finest of our harvest,
    crops we grow that all may live.
    • From various hymnals.

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