Martin is a really nice lad; I often see him down the Riverside and have a bit craic on. I know that he will be very pleased that the BBC have had their arms twisted and will be covering Durham this season as he was disappointed when they pulled the plug last year.
Great news. All the home CC games will be covered and some of the away ones where the host broadcaster is covering. In an email I got about it he stated that the CC games will be replacing the T20 which is a bit bittersweet as ideally both would be covered but it seems the BBC won't pay for travelling, hotels and the logistical costs of away games in the T20, twinned with Martin Speight's departure from the commentary scene. Tim Wellock will still do the bulletins on BBC for games not covered by Emmo.