Alison has been shortlisted for the SJA Commentator of the Year Award (Sports Journalists Association). 2016 was a big year, dominated by the Rio Olympics, where Alison commentated on historic British success in the artistic gymnastics for BBC Radio 5 Live. Read more
Alison will be part of the ABC Grandstand commentary team for the upcoming Australia v Pakistan Test series in December/January. She will commentate on the Gabba’s first ever day night Test, as well as the iconic Boxing Day and New Year Tests in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Listen here
Alison is delighted to have signed with BT Sport to be their reporter on the ground in Australia, as the UK television channel launches its international cricket coverage with Australia’s Test series against South Africa and Pakistan. She’ll be working alongside former England captain Kevin Pietersen, while former England captain Michael Vaughan, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting and former England spinner Graeme Swann will be alongside new host Greg James in the studio. Read a report from the Guardian here
Alison will continue to present the cricket show ‘Stumped’ on the BBC World Service throughout the UK off-season. The show is also aired on ABC Australia and All India Radio as well as being available as an extended weekly podcast. Listen and download here
Rio 2016 will be Alison’s 3rd Olympic Games for the BBC after Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She will be resuming her successful on-air partnership with former Great Britain gymnast Craig Heap, to commentate on the Artistic Gymnastics for BBC Radio Five Live.