Alan Lee, British cricket and horse racing journalist, Died at 61


Alan Lee was born in 1954, and died on December 19, 2015.

He was a prolific writer and author on cricket and horse racing.

Alan was the cricket correspondent at The Times from 1988 to 1999, and from 1999 was that newspaper’s horse-racing correspondent.

He authored many books on cricket, including biographies, co-written with the subjects, of David Lloyd, David Gower and Tony Greig.

In the field of racing, Alan wrote a 2002 biography of the jockey Richard Johnson.

In 2001, Alan won the SJA Sports Writer of the Year award and the Racing Journalist of the Year award.

Alan was named the Racing Journalist of the Year again in 2003.

He headed London Times’ cricket coverage from 1988 to 1999 between the stints of two of the biggest names in cricket journalism in the second half of 20th century : John Woodcock was Times’ Cricket Correspondent from 1954 to 1988, and Christopher Martin-Jenkins from 1999 to 2008.

Alan underwent heart surgery on 6 November 2015 and was expected to make a full recovery.

He attended Ascot on 18 December where he was reportedly in “sparking form”.

Alan Lee passed away unexpectedly the following day at the age of 61.