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    Mike Denness Dies

    BBC Sport ‏@BBCSport 2m
    Former England cricket captain Mike Denness has died at the age of 72 after a lengthy battle with cancer #bbccricket
    Retweeted by Adam Mountford

    England Cricket News: Former England captain Mike Denness dies | ESPN Cricinfo
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    Poor guy, funny thing is that I've just been watching Robelinda's videos about the ball-tampering thing in 2001 just in the last 2 days.

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    Another of my boyhood memories bites the dust. 72 isn't very old nowadays. It wasn't his fault that he was promoted beyond his capabilities wrt the England captaincy, and it certainly wasn't his fault that Lillee & Thomson were far too good for him, Amiss, Edrich et al. Vale and RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Poor guy, funny thing is that I've just been watching Robelinda's videos about the ball-tampering thing in 2001 just in the last 2 days.
    Heh, same here. Shame his refereeing career was effectively ended by that incident... Sachin, what a ****

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    **** that's dreadful - the only England captain I have ever spoken to, and that was only a couple of months ago - he sounded fine then, but clearly wasn't - appreciate it all the more now that he took the trouble to return my call in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Poor guy, funny thing is that I've just been watching Robelinda's videos about the ball-tampering thing in 2001 just in the last 2 days.
    +1, feels so weird.

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    Vale.

    As with CMJ I had no idea he was poorly, even.

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    RIP. He played a huge part as a player and as captain during my County's most successful period, especially in One-Day Cricket.

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    A real surprise this. His time at Essex was a bit before my watching years, but he formed a bit of a Scottish connection with Brian Hardie for us for a couple of years.
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    A bit before my time, and Hibernially challenged, but yet another bad loss.


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    Sad news
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post


    A bit before my time, and Hibernially challenged, but yet another bad loss.


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    Hibernia was Ireland in fact, although the 'Hibs' football team could easily mislead. 'Caledonially' might have been the word you wanted.

    RIP Mike, and another loss from that epochal '74-75 series. Almost all have been English (Cowdrey, Greig, Luckhurst, Titmus, now Denness) vs Jenner of Australia. I suppose we had the older side though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Hibernia was Ireland in fact, although the 'Hibs' football team could easily mislead. 'Caledonially' might have been the word you wanted.

    RIP Mike, and another loss from that epochal '74-75 series. Almost all have been English (Cowdrey, Greig, Luckhurst, Titmus, now Denness) vs Jenner of Australia. I suppose we had the older side though.
    Add to that list other 1970's performers Woolmer, Roope & Dilley and I'm feeling all too mortal right now. There's probably others that I've forgotten.

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    Very tragic. I honestly didn't know he was unwell and into his seventies, would have put him in his mid-sixties.
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