Brian A Johnston CBE, MC (1912-1994)

Brian Johnston
Brian and Pauline in their garden

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.  In the 1970s and 1980s they lived at 100 Hamilton Terrace and he was able to walk round to Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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.


He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

This page was added on 07/02/2022.

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