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shadowen On about 10 hours ago




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3526New Post! Nov 29, 2019 @ 13:52:24
Well done to the Kiwis who defeated the poms by an innings and 65 runs in the first test.
shadowen On about 10 hours ago




Bunyip Bend, Australia
#3527New Post! Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:06:47
Warner has become the 7th Australian to score a triple ton.
Jennifer1984 On about 8 hours ago
Remoaner and proud





Penzance, United Kingdom
#3528New Post! Dec 06, 2019 @ 05:59:36
Sad at the death of Bob Willis on Wednesday from prostate cancer.

Wisden - The Death of Bob Willis

"Bustling Bob" as he was affectionately known to Warwickshire fans suffered more for his art than most in the game but he never gave up.

He was a kindly character, a true gentleman of the game, except when he had a cricket ball in his hand, and then it was all about business... which is right and proper.... but he always played the game according to its true spirit and served his county and his country well.

He was such a fan of Bob Dylan that he had his name changed to include the great musician's in it. R G Willis on the team sheet became R G D Willis. He always liked that.

As a pundit with Sky Sports he was often quite scathing of the England team, and of players who he felt were underperforming or, heaven forbid, not trying hard enough. Not giving of your best all the time, every time, was the ultimate sin where he was concerned.

But he was also a lovely man. Kind and considerate, a loyal friend and not without a witty quip when the occasion arose.

He will be missed. Like all the great commentators who have left us.... Johnson, Arlott, Martin-Jenkins, Benaud..... lovely men with a deep and knowledgeable love of cricket.

Thanks for everything, Bob. Sleep well. We'll miss you.
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