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Posted Today, 06:57 PM

Fred Ridgeway, Kent and England paceman




Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:56 AM

Former Aussie spinner Lindsay Kline has died aged 81.


He faced the final ball of the tied test against the West Indies in 1960.


Posted 27 September 2015 - 11:34 PM

Not good times for the Channel 9 commentary box.  Frank Tyson is the 3rd to go in the space of 3 years from the 6 original commentators who were in the box from when Kerry Packer bought cricket.  They were the sound of summer for me.


The 3 remaining are Ian Chappell (72), Keith Stackpole (75) and Bill Lawry (78).  It would be a surprise (a sad surprise for me) to see any of them go any time soon, but by all reports Frank Tyson was in good health until the end or close to it at least.


Posted 27 September 2015 - 12:07 PM

Former England quickie Frank Tyson has died aged 85

Cat O'Falk

Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:24 AM

Harold Stapleton is out for 100.


Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:47 AM

India's cricket boss and former world cricket boss Jagmohan Dalmiya dead at 75:




Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:10 PM

Former Gloucestershire wicketkeeper and Test umpire, and professional footballer Barrie Meyer has died aged 83.

Sir Creep

Posted 14 September 2015 - 02:11 PM

Damn--ANOTHER miss on my Life of Brian team! What the hell Brians did I fahkin pick?!


Posted 14 September 2015 - 09:06 AM

Yorkshire CC have announced the death of DDP entrant, Brian Close. https://twitter.com/...347900836245504


The long walk to the pavilion of points begins for those who picked him.


Edit: Not that long, Express in fact: http://www.express.c...se-died-aged-84


Posted 24 August 2015 - 01:26 AM

As has been reported in the "Hooroo Mate" forum, Arthur Morris died on Saturday aged 93.  He was Australia's oldest surviving test cricketer.  This mantle has now passed to Len Maddocks aged 89.


I find this interesting that there is no Australian (male) test cricketer over 90 (and only 13 in their 80s).  I would think this is statistically unlikely based on the life expectancy of an Australian male and the number of test cricketers (but I would need to check the maths).  According to Cricinfo there are only 9 ex-test cricketers over 90, the best known being Everton Weekes.  I wonder if there is any reason for cricketers having shorter lives than their cohorts.  I could understand a higher rate of skin cancers for Australian cricketers of this vintage as they did not have the advantage of modern sunscreens.


Arthur Morris's death also leaves Neil Harvey as the sole remaining member of the 1948 Invincibles and I think the last link to Bradman as far as test players go (looking through the list I can't see any who played against Bradman either.


Cricinfo's list of oldest surviving test cricketers can be found here:



Cheers , Dr T

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