FORTUNE, CHARLES ARTHUR FREDERICK, who died on November 22, 1994, aged 89, was South Africa's best-known cricket commentator. Fortune was born in Wiltshire and taught at Rutlish, John Major's old school, in London before emigrating to take up a science teaching post in Grahamstown in 1935. He began broadcasting just before the war and built up a reputation for gentle, discursive commentaries in the English manner which made him exceptionally popular among South African cricket followers. Sometimes they found him too discursive: once he received a telegram saying simply "What's the score?" He retired from Radio South Africa in 1972, and then for 12 years was secretary of the South African Cricket Association (later Union), a post which at that stage was more secretarial than executive. He continued broadcasting until a stroke in 1989. Fortune was a conservative, and appeared to take South Africa's exclusion from world cricket as something of a personal affront. His death came hours before the new media centre at the Wanderers ground in Johannesburg was due to be named after him.