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    You life will officially be over when.....

    This is mainly for the middle-aged and beyond. Most people who have already reached a certain age will know that as you get older you see people who were always around as you were growing up start to die and it leaves a little hole in your childhood memories. There's also the fact of starting to contemplate your own mortality (except SJS who will never die).
    It doesn't only apply to cricketers of course but this is a cricket forum so the demise of which cricketer do you think will hit you hardest?

    The recent deaths of Tony Greig and Christopher Martin-Jenkins came close for me, but I think if I manage to outlive Clive Lloyd his demise will be a particular sad day. As a fan of Kent and England the passing of Derek Underwood and Alan Knott would also be very solemn moments.

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    Not quite the same thing, but it made me feel a bit ancient when guys I remember as players started retiring from umpiring (such as David Shepherd and Merv Kitchen). To answer your question, it would be the older players who were in the England team when I started following cricket - Boycott, Brearley, Taylor and those you've mentioned. I've already seen off a few like Graham Roope and Bob Woolmer, as well as Greig. I'm too close in age to the next generation (Gower, Gatting, Botham) to be confident of outliving them.

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    Imran's demise will hit me hardest .....would mark the end of an era and the end of the hero of so many childhood memories
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Weirdly enough it'll probably be a couple of batsman who'd retired before I was even born: Tom Graveney and Ted Dexter. They're the last of the golden generation of English batsmen who debuted in the 50s, with Messrs Cowdrey, May & Barrington all having departed this world way too early.

    They've always been there throughout my cricket watching career; extant links to an earlier age, if you like. When Long Tom & Lord Ted raise their bats for a final time it'll feel like an era has slipped into the history books.
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    Imran's loss would the hardest for me. I have always admired him not just as a great cricketer but also as a great man. To me he is one of the only cricketers' whose greatness has transcended cricket. In fact probably the only cricketer.
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    Nawab of Pataudi's loss has been a big one..He taught India how to win, play aggressive but with dignity..Kapil Dev and SRT first and last hero..I might feel sad for Steve Waugh as well for the charity he has done ...he did not have to
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    SRT? He's not even 40. Unless you're in your teens, there's a reasonable chance he'll outlive you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Weirdly enough it'll probably be a couple of batsman who'd retired before I was even born: Tom Graveney and Ted Dexter. They're the last of the golden generation of English batsmen who debuted in the 50s, with Messrs Cowdrey, May & Barrington all having departed this world way too early.

    They've always been there throughout my cricket watching career; extant links to an earlier age, if you like. When Long Tom & Lord Ted raise their bats for a final time it'll feel like an era has slipped into the history books.
    Agree with this, particularly Long Tom - delightful man, though no shrinking violet in his time - I believe he and Mrs Graveney have recently moved into sheltered accomodation, so he's clearly not at his best, though he is 85 - sobering thought that his favourite nephew, young David, is 60 now, though on the plus side David's Dad, Tom's older brother Ken, is still with us

    Personally it will also be a bad day when my greatest childhood hero leaves us, Farokh Engineer

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    SRT? He's not even 40. Unless you're in your teens, there's a reasonable chance he'll outlive you.
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    Probably someone from the Chappell teams of the mid 70s. Though of all the cricketers who have joined the great majority the only one I remember where I was when I heard about it is Bradman. Lining up in a queue in a blue collar diner in Hume. They had the radio playing and when I heard the reaction drew a smile a shrug and a nod before I regained my passive features. I knew he wasn't a sentimental chap so I just kept the memory in honour of his passing. The little diner is a bit of a dive but the staff were friendly and made a good coffee all the same.

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