BBC Radio's Bob Hunt retires

3 September 2020

Legendary commentator Bob Hunt is to retire after a career spanning five decades.

The BBC commentator has become a staple fixture at Forest Green Rovers and Gloucestershire County Cricket Club since he began reporting from their grounds in the early ‘80s.

During his 32 years behind the mic, Bob saw Gloucestershire’s historic 2015 Royal London Cup win over Surrey at Lord’s and the their promotion from Division Two to Division One of the Championship in 2019.

Gloucestershire Cricket CEO, Will Brown said:

“Everyone at Gloucestershire Cricket would like to say thank you to Bob and to wish him a very long and happy retirement. Bob has been a fixture on the Gloucestershire sidelines for a long time, and our supporters have come to respect him hugely, both for his knowledge on the game and our team in particular, and for the humour he brought to his commentaries.

“Bob has been there for some cup-winning highs and also some tough defeats and he has maintained throughout a good journalistic balance to all of his work. He has been a credit to the BBC for his work in cricket and we hope Bob will regularly return to the Bristol County Ground to see our good young side continue to develop and challenge for honours in the years to come.”

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