Alison recently hosted the ECB England Cricketer of the Year Awards in the Long Room at Lord’s. The prestigious event is attended by the senior England men’s and women’s teams, as well as administrators, sponsors and journalists, with Ian Bell and Charlotte Edwards the top award winners. The night was deemed a huge success, helped by Alison having a good rapport with guests on stage, and creating a convivial atmosphere despite the men’s team enduring a torrid winter in Australia.
Host of Cricketer of the Year
Between June and September Alison will pick up her long standing cricket duties as part of the BBC’s Test Match Special team, commentating and reporting on Test, ODI, T20 and women’s cricket; she will be part of the BBC TV and Radio 5 Live commentary teams at Wimbledon, having already commentated on the climax of the French Open; she returns as a member of 5 Live’s on-course commentary team at The Open golf; and she will cover gymnastics for 5 Live at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.