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    Alec Bedser

    BBC Sport - Cricket - England Test bowling great Sir Alec Bedser dies

    One of England crickets true greats.

    Had a very long and fantastic life but still a very sad day, It feels like that generation has now left us.
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    Vale Sir Alec.

    A very good knock indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Vale Sir Alec.

    A very good knock indeed.
    Fine innings indeed, close to a century

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    It shames me to say; the first thing I thought of was how much more my signed book by him and his brother will now be worth

    A great player RIP
    You know it makes sense.

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    Oh no. Thats very sad. One of the truly great players around and a fantastic bowler by any standards. In many ways I think he's actually underrated.

    RIP

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    RIP. Great player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Oh no. Thats very sad. One of the truly great players around and a fantastic bowler by any standards. In many ways I think he's actually underrated.

    RIP
    made it to bradman's XI. must have been a proud moment in his life. what a wonderful career. and a long, healthy life. condolences to family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    It shames me to say; the first thing I thought of was how much more my signed book by him and his brother will now be worth
    I will start with $50. u game?

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    About four years ago I met Sir Alec at his home in Woking. He'd have made a terrific stand up comedian - he was a bit of a grumpy old soldier, in a friendly way, who only smiled once in the couple of hours I was there - as I was leaving I asked him to sign the books by or about him that I had brought with me. As he did the last of them he threw a stern headmasterly look at my briefcase and then at me and pointedly asked me where his book on the 58/59 tour was. I was completely taken in by the deadpan look and like a naughty 13 year old started blurting out that I already had three books on that tour, limited shelf space etc. Then I realised that was hardly the best thing to say and just started blabbering - I dare say it was a matter of a few seconds but it seemed like about 20 minutes before a huge grin spread across his previously inscrutable face and I realised that in fact he did have a sense of humour - lovely bloke

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    A calypso song in honour of Alec Bedser.

    I wouldn't rate him as an all-time great (his record outside England was quite ordinary) but unquestionably a very fine player and brilliant in English conditions. I believe he was a genuine medium pacer and not fast-medium and probably has a strong case for being the best medium pace bowler since Barnes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    I will start with $50. u game?
    I never sell, speak to my kids in 50 years (I hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    About four years ago I met Sir Alec at his home in Woking. He'd have made a terrific stand up comedian - he was a bit of a grumpy old soldier, in a friendly way, who only smiled once in the couple of hours I was there - as I was leaving I asked him to sign the books by or about him that I had brought with me. As he did the last of them he threw a stern headmasterly look at my briefcase and then at me and pointedly asked me where his book on the 58/59 tour was. I was completely taken in by the deadpan look and like a naughty 13 year old started blurting out that I already had three books on that tour, limited shelf space etc. Then I realised that was hardly the best thing to say and just started blabbering - I dare say it was a matter of a few seconds but it seemed like about 20 minutes before a huge grin spread across his previously inscrutable face and I realised that in fact he did have a sense of humour - lovely bloke
    Great story thanks for sharing.

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    RIP to one of our finest.

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