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    Yep, Trent Bridge 1998. Definetly not accepting any leather jackets that day.

    Flintoff made his debut as well that game.

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    Tony Greig is probably the first really major name from my formative years of watching cricket to fall off the twig.

    I recall feeling very sad when John Arlott (the best commentator I've heard) died and even more when Brian Johnston went. That was on a really cold, wet January day and that evening the radio had a special programme. Several notable names phoned in and I remember one (it might have been Vic Marks) saying "summer seems a long way away tonight" I knew what he meant.

    Richie Benaud will be a real passing.

    Amongst players - maybe John Snow, Clive Lloyd or John Edrich.

    From my early days of watching Surrey (first in 1976) Robin Jackman and Intikhab Alam hold strong memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow View Post
    Tony Greig is probably the first really major name from my formative years of watching cricket to fall off the twig.

    I recall feeling very sad when John Arlott (the best commentator I've heard) died and even more when Brian Johnston went. That was on a really cold, wet January day and that evening the radio had a special programme. Several notable names phoned in and I remember one (it might have been Vic Marks) saying "summer seems a long way away tonight" I knew what he meant.

    Richie Benaud will be a real passing.

    Amongst players - maybe John Snow, Clive Lloyd or John Edrich.

    From my early days of watching Surrey (first in 1976) Robin Jackman and Intikhab Alam hold strong memories.
    Agreed. The passing of Benaud will be a dark day


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    Quote Originally Posted by Biryani Pillow View Post
    Tony Greig is probably the first really major name from my formative years of watching cricket to fall off the twig.

    Richie Benaud will be a real passing.

    Amongst players - maybe John Snow, Clive Lloyd or John Edrich.

    From my early days of watching Surrey (first in 1976) Robin Jackman and Intikhab Alam hold strong memories.
    I remember a few years ago there were reports of John Edrich being very unwell and not expected to last very long. Happily those predictions turned out to be wrong, but I have no idea about his current state of health.

    Greig's passing struck me, but at least I knew he was seriously ill. Whereas the death of Graham Dilley was a real shocker, as he was one of the first England cricketers to be the same age as me, give or take a year or so.

    And the death of Bobby Moore seems even more untimely now than it did 20 years ago, which is saying something.

    I'm not sure whose death would hit me hard nowadays. Should be Beefy I suppose.

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    Agree about Bobby Moore - wasn't too affected at the time, probably because the Grim Reaper had not long taken Robin Friday when he died, but it hits me now every time I see Mooro's teammates being interviewed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Well that stopped me farting in church.

    At what age did you rat out the nation of your birth then, Quisling?
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    So were you an Australian cricket fan as a kid then?

    If so, what made you decide not to be?

    Not trying to be a dick - as you know, my loyalties haven't always exactly been straightforward either. But that's why I'm interested.
    As a real young bloke all I remember is Australia vs. WI cricket (I'm talking 3-5 years old. I just remembered the players mainly and they stick today - Border one of my favourite cricketers and childhood hero, and Ambrose my favourite ever bowler. All I watched was stuff on Channel 9 then (not even sure there was another way to watch cricket in 1990-91).

    Would have supported India in the 92 WC probably. All my Uncles had moved to Australia by then and I was close with them all. They supported India in the 1992 WC in Aust so I imagine I did from then on. It is not a clear memory however. Definitely supported India when they toured in late 1992 and Sachin became famous here with his Perth and Adelaide tons.
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    This is a team of those who have passed away who bring back happy childhood memories.
    A mixture of superstars and good honest County pros. It was the era when apart from the home Test Matches the main source of cricket on TV was the John Player Sunday League, the Benson & Hedges Cup and the Gillette cup.

    I haven't included Graham Dilley, Malcolm Marshall or Sylvester Clarke as I was almost a man (and still haven't quite made it) by the time they emerged.

    1. Brian Luckhurst
    2. Roy Fredericks
    3. Chris Balderstone
    4. Basil D'Oliveira
    5. Harry Pilling
    6. Tony Greig
    7. Ken Wadsworth
    8. Keith Boyce
    9. Phil Carrick
    10.Paddy Clift
    11.Barry Stead

    12th Man Wasim Raja

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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Probably someone from the Chappell teams of the mid 70s.
    Been there done that haven't you.......David Hookes??

    Anyway right now I'd say Benaud, but I don't think you can really answer this question until they've actually, you know.....gone. It surprised me how upset I was with the passing of Greig as I was never a fan at all............if you'd have asked me a year ago I would never have mentioned him in this context, but when it came down to it........was pretty devastated.

    Reckon commentators have the edge on this too, they have their playing careers and then stay in contact so to speak. I mean who knows cricket without Benaud??? But only the select few would fondly remember him for his playing days.

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