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WG Pedant

Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:54 PM

View PostCerberus, on 16 November 2014 - 07:14 PM, said:

Former Aussie skipper Ian Craig is back in the pavilion.

http://www.espncrici...ory/799905.html

In different eras, he played against both Len Hutton and Jeff Thomson.
Considering he retired 10 years before Thomson's first-class debut I doubt it, unless it was knockabout cricket.

Cerberus

Posted 16 November 2014 - 07:14 PM

Former Aussie skipper Ian Craig is back in the pavilion.

http://www.espncrici...ory/799905.html

In different eras, he played against both Len Hutton and Jeff Thomson.

maryportfuncity

Posted 11 November 2014 - 05:23 PM

View PostBibliogryphon, on 11 November 2014 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on 11 November 2014 - 12:25 PM, said:

And the highly obitable Everton Weekes continues to breathe, three and a half months until his scores a century of birthdays, will he make the first XI of the Deathlist?

Might need to look at the maths on this 1925 not 1915.

He is on the bench for one of my DDP teams.
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Fergie86

Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:34 PM

View Postthemaninblack, on 10 November 2014 - 10:44 PM, said:

View PostDead Wait, on 10 November 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...tralia-29982914

Richie Benaud skin cancer......

Saw a clip of him in his present state on Sky Sports News. Doesn't look too good....

Bibliogryphon

Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on 11 November 2014 - 12:25 PM, said:

And the highly obitable Everton Weekes continues to breathe, three and a half months until his scores a century of birthdays, will he make the first XI of the Deathlist?

Might need to look at the maths on this 1925 not 1915.

He is on the bench for one of my DDP teams.

maryportfuncity

Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:25 PM

And the highly obitable Everton Weekes continues to breathe, three and a half months until his scores a century of birthdays, will he make the first XI of the Deathlist?

En Passant

Posted 11 November 2014 - 12:14 AM

I have no great love of cricket, anything that in it's proper form takes 5 days and often still results in a draw stretches the boundaries of what should probably be considered a sport (pun entirely intentional), and the shorter forms are bastardisations of varying degrees in my view.

However listening to Ritchie on a long summers afternoon could hold my attention in a way few other commentators have ever done, he was charming and non-partisan in a way only a few others seem to manage today (Peter Aliss might be one, and I care for golf even less than cricket) and this from somebody whose loyalties one has to suppose lay with the opposition (since I'm English). I can still call up the lilt of his voice in my head at will and suspect I'm hardly alone in this.

It's people like Ritchie that keep me (mostly lurking) on this site. In many ways this place is a better celebration of folks lives than some schmaltzy obit. I already miss him as a comm...

themaninblack

Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:44 PM

View PostDead Wait, on 10 November 2014 - 07:21 AM, said:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...tralia-29982914

Richie Benaud skin cancer......

Saw a clip of him in his present state on Sky Sports News. Doesn't look too good...

Dead Wait

Posted 10 November 2014 - 07:21 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...tralia-29982914

Richie Benaud skin cancer......

Midweek Skirt Wearer

Posted 07 November 2014 - 02:17 PM

View Postharrymcnallysblueandwhitearmy, on 15 October 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:


He has now rejected further chemotherapy. From a deadpooling point of view, one more dose would have been the considerate thing for him to do.

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