Alison has just returned from covering the World Gymnastic Championships in Antwerp for BBC Radio 5Live. She commentated on a silver medal for Great Britain’s Max Whitlock on the Pommel Horse and a bronze for Kristian Thomas on vault.
BBC Radio 4′s flagship Today programme was presented by a four-strong team of women for the first time in the show’s history, and Alison was one of them, presenting the sport for the London based breakfast programme.
Alison is looking forward to making her debut on BT Sport’s tennis team as a lead commentator for the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Tokyo Open. Coverage can be found on BT Sport 2 from 5am on Monday 23rd September.
Alison is joining former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan on his ‘Chance to Ride’ charity cycle ride, which will see him cycling between all the ODI venues of the England v Australia series. Alison will commentate on the 4th ODI in Cardiff for Test Match Special, then cycle 80 miles to Southampton, arriving in time to report on the 5th ODI for 5Live, and raising money for the Laureus Foundation and the Cricket Foundation’s Chance to Shine initiative. Her sponsorship page is here, or you can tweet her a message of encouragement. She would be extremely grateful to have your support!
Alison was honoured to be asked to chair the on-stage debate following the 13th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, which was delivered at Lord’s by former Test umpire Simon Taufel. Joining Alison and Simon on stage were England batsman Eoin Morgan and MCC President elect Mike Gatting. Clips from the discussion can be viewed here