Richie Benaud: remembering the voice of summer
Richie Benaud (6 October 1930 – 10 April 2015) was the mellifluous, spare, controlled and powerful voice of summer.
You don’t have to like cricket to have have loved his commentary. The once great Australian cricketer – 63 Tests for Australia, 28 as captain; he was the first man to achieve 2,000 runs and 200 wickets at Test level – retired in 1964 to pursue what would be a wonderful career in journalism and broadcasting.
Today I can hear Richie Benaud’s comforting voice in my head. It brings back memories of long childhood days with my late father – days when we were together on the beach, at Lord’s or in the garden and listened as we talked, ate and played…