Brian A Johnston CBE, MC (1912-1994)

Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston, who was nicknamed Johnners, was a British cricket commentator, author and television presenter. He married Pauline Tozer in 1948 and they had five children. At first they lived in Cavendish Avenue and then in the 1970s and 1980s they lived at 98 Hamilton Terrace, finally moving to 43 Boundary Road.  He also commentated on state occasions, royal weddings and major sporting events like the annual Boat Race.

His son Barry Johnston has written about his father in a memoir entitled  Johnners The Life of Brian published in 2003.   The Brian Johnston Memorial Trust, also known as The Johnners Trust  was founded by the Lord’s Taverners to support young emerging cricketeers.

His memorial service was held in Westminster Abbey but he is buried in Swanage where the family holidayed every year.

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