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    RIP Christopher Martin-Jenkins

    BBC is reporting that the Great Man has died of cancer.

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    RIP - one of the greats.
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    RIP

    Bad week for cricket.

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    Bugger. Didn't even know he was ill.

    RIP. One of the great cricket writers.
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    As an Australian I never came across CMJ's work on a regular basis, but from all accounts he was a huge figure in the cricketing media and a fantastic writer.

    Rest in peace, cricket is far poorer for the losses this week.

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    wrote an article about Greig's death, which is behind the ****ty paywall

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/...cle3643720.ece
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    I hadn't realised he was ill either, and seems he all but died in harness - sad loss anyway, but the more so as I reckon he might prove to be the last of his line

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    Oh my God !!

    This is a massive loss to the game. What a doyen amongst the game's writers was CMJ. They don't make them like him any more :o(

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    This is really sad. A great writer and commentator of the old school. A tragic loss.

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    Shocking news. Had no idea he was even ill. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I hadn't realised he was ill either, and seems he all but died in harness - sad loss anyway, but the more so as I reckon he might prove to be the last of his line

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    Yeah, this really end of a line, now we just get ex-players and pro-trolls.

    His first para in that Greig ObIt, looks quite telling now.

    "Tony Greig died of a heart attack on Saturday. It was probably for him a merciful release because the late stage of any cancer is often hell on earth. So, for most, is the toxic treatment given to try to cure the disease, administered by wonderful health workers. That, I’m sure, is much the same in Australia, where Tony, the impetuous enthusiast in a hurry, made his home since Kerry Packer barged his formidable frame through closed committee room doors.
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    Shame he's dead but personally I never considered him that good either as a writer or commentator.

    Solid County standard when set against the Test level of Arlott, Johnson, Benaud and even Agnew and Atherton (plus many others).

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    RIP echo others, sad week for cricket, enjoyed his work, didn't know he was ill either
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    Crap. This leaves only Henry Blofeld from my favourite era of Test Match Special.

    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yeah, this really end of a line, now we just get ex-players and pro-trolls.

    His first para in that Greig ObIt, looks quite telling now.

    His first para in that Greig ObIt, looks quite telling now.

    "Tony Greig died of a heart attack on Saturday. It was probably for him a merciful release because the late stage of any cancer is often hell on earth. So, for most, is the toxic treatment given to try to cure the disease, administered by wonderful health workers. That, I’m sure, is much the same in Australia, where Tony, the impetuous enthusiast in a hurry, made his home since Kerry Packer barged his formidable frame through closed committee room doors.
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    Yeah noticed that at the time - did indeed read a bit like a personal valedictory message, considering that i think Grieg hadn't actually started his treatment. Almost like CMJ was calling on a higher power to take him away.

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