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Richie Benaud

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Richie Benaud Reply with quote

So sad to hear the news that the voice of this legendary cricket commentator has been stilled.

He was as much loved over here in the UK as he was in his homeland... a true cricketing legend both on the field and in the commentating box.... he will be much missed.

R.I.P Ritchie. x




Home supporters pay tribute to Richie Benaud during his final commentary game in England, during the 2005 Ashes.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news, as you say a legend in commentating.

RIP

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I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got his autograph as a very young lad in the early 60s! Actually my father got it for me.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great one to get,Schiz. Smile
(Have you still got it?)
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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately my autograph book was lost several years ago. I still remember it so well, a small blue hardback with different coloured pages.

It also had David Jacobs and Alan Freeman's autographs.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that's a shame that it got lost Schiz, they were great autographs to have.

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Schizoidman



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a shame, Helen.
Alan Freeman's signature was really large and vibrant I remember. My father worked in advertising in the early 60s and met quite a few 'celebs'.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
Unfortunately my autograph book was lost several years ago. I still remember it so well, a small blue hardback with different coloured pages.

It also had David Jacobs and Alan Freeman's autographs.


As Helen says that's a shame.

The Benaud family have declined the state funeral they were offered by the Australian PM saying Richie himself had wished for "something very, very quiet and very, very private"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32274167
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