||Arlott, John, 1914-1991|
Arlott, (Leslie Thomas) John. (Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, February 25, 1914- ). Son of William John and Nellie (Jenvey) Arlott. Queen Mary's School, Basingstoke. Civil servant, police detective, newspaper columnist and sports writer. Poet and anthologist. His hymns were published in the BBC Hymn Book of 1951.
--Anastasia Van Burkalow, DNAH Archives
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.