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Profile: Martin Emmerson

Martin Emmerson
Martin Emmerson follows the fortunes of Durham County Cricket Club

Martin is BBC Newcastle's voice of cricket.


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Favourite view in the north-east of England?

The ridge line at the top of Sutton Bank on a clear day really takes some beating.

Best thing about working in radio?

I like the craic and the fact radio is so immediate. From a commentary point of view I am the eyes and ears of the listener at the cricket but I think it's important to have fun too!

Describe yourself in three words:

Overweight but handsome!

First record you bought?

Under Your Thumb by Godley and Creme.

Most interesting person you've interviewed?

Too many to remember. Could not single one person out.

What couldn't you live without?

My mobile phone.

What makes you angry?

People who don't do their jobs properly. People who smash bottles of drink on the ground when they are finished with them (we have had so many burst tyres on the baby's pram) or people who don't clean dog dirt up (baby's pram again).

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was really young I wanted to be a lorry driver but that was because I spent so many days of the year on the road with my dad who sold teddy bears. In latter childhood (from about 13) I wanted to be a sports reporter.

What was your first job?

Journalist at The Shields Gazette.

What keeps you awake at night?


Who would you most enjoy being stuck in a lift with?

My wife.

Where do you go when you want to think?

I do a lot of thinking on the golf course, which probably does not help my golf too much. Or I mull a lot of stuff over while in bed, which often makes for an uncomfortable night's sleep.

Your happiest memory?

My wedding day.


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