After Dinner Speaker from Bury in Lancashire.
Malcolm Ashton spent 12 years with BBC TV and Channel 4 as a Scorer and Utility Man for the touring England Cricket Team in 1995-6. He was a full time Team Analyst from 2000 to the present day.
A keen sense of humour is Malcolm’s hallmark.
Accolades include ‘Life in the Test Match Special Box’ and various TV commentary boxes. ‘Life with the players on tour and at home.’ 150 Test matches. 200 One Day Internationals. 10 years of touring. Malcolm Ashton has a fund of stories to call upon.
Since 2009, Malcolm ‘Ashtray’ Ashton has been the BBC’s Test Match Special (TMS) scorer. His scoring career began in the mid-1970s at Rawtenstall Cricket Club which soon led to scoring for BBC Radio and Channel 4′s cricket programmes.
In 1995 he was asked by Ray Illingworth to go on the South African Cricket tour as the Team Scorer with the England Cricket Squad. This led to 12 years of involvement with the England Cricket team, totalling over 150 Test matches and 200 One Day matches. In 2009 Malcolm took over BBC Sport’s most popular columns following the death of his predecessor Bill ‘Bearders’ Frindall in 2009.
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