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Richie Benaud: remembering the voice of summer

by | 10th, April 2015

Fifth Test: England v Australia - Day Four


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

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