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    RIP Bill Brown

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    One of the invincibles of '48 sadly passes away at 95. RIP.
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    That is sad

    One of the nicest men in cricket, yet to read a bad work spoken of the man

    RIP

    Who is the oldest living Aust. Test cricketer now?
    You know it makes sense.

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    Yup - very sad.

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    A good innings, at 95 he was one of the longest-lived Test cricketers ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Who is the oldest living Aust. Test cricketer now?
    Ron Hamence.

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    RIP, anyone who gets to 95 has done pretty well.

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    Gutted. RIP.

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    Of all the passings that we have had over this past year, this one saddens me most. Bill Brown was a wonderful cove, benevolent, bighearted and benign. A terrific raconteur, he was more giving of his time as a nonagenarian than most are as twenty-five-year-olds. He spoke as few bitter words of his peers as he did praise of himself. Our last true link to the pre-WWII era, he was always willing to regale interviewers with fresh yarns and canny analyses of the way it was. I shall dearly miss those interviews.
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    Well played. RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    That is sad

    One of the nicest men in cricket, yet to read a bad work spoken of the man

    RIP

    Who is the oldest living Aust. Test cricketer now?
    Ron Hamence who is 92.Only Morriis, Harvey, Hamence and Loxton left of Bradman's Invincibles
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    That is a real shame - always had a positive outlook towards life and to Cricket as well he didnt get caught up in an attitude that everything was better back in his day and seemed welcoming of change and progress in the game tbh

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    RIP. Will be missed.
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    A great shame, someone who always spoke well and always seemed to have such passion for the game. Will be missed that's for sure.
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    Farewell, RIP. Wasn't even sure just how he kept alive all these years TBH. :crying:
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
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    As am I. It says all that need be said of the man that, decades after retirement, by his kindly nature and warmth of spirit, he was able to touch even those who never saw him play or heard him speak.

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