Media playback is unsupported on your device

The Ashes: How Jonathan Agnew prepares for a test

9 July 2013 Last updated at 15:53 BST

Jonathan Agnew, the BBC Test Match Special commentator, says long walks with his dogs around his home in Leicestershire are the best way to prepare for the intensity of an Ashes Test.

The three dogs are each named after famous former cricketers - former Australia bowler Nathan Bracken, ex-South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener and former England bowler Matthew Hoggard.

Natalie Jackson reports for East Midlands Today.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.