View Full Version : Richie Benaud ends a good innings

04-10-2015, 04:09 AM
Vale Richie Benaud (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-10/richie-benaud-dead/6009202).

Cricket icon Richie Benaud, who distinguished himself first as a leg-spinning all-rounder, then as a daring Australian Test captain and later as the 'voice of cricket' in the commentary box, has died at the age of 84.

04-10-2015, 05:00 AM
A tribute - http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/sport/cricket/news/2015/4/cricket-legend-richie-benaud-remembered/

Note the length of the audio clip.

RIP Ritchie

04-10-2015, 06:20 AM
Such sad news :(
I don't quite remember him playing but I loved listening to him. Such a gentleman, with a gorgeous dry wit. The marvellous voice of cricket.

04-10-2015, 12:21 PM
Oh that's a shame.

I used to love listening to him during the Ashes.

RIP Richie.

04-10-2015, 12:53 PM
My gran hated him. Every time she heard his voice, she knew it meant Days of Our Lives wasn't gonna be on.

Cricket's not the same without him though.

04-10-2015, 10:05 PM
He was my favourite commentator in any sport, and more summer-y than a 99 flake and a sudden shower.

04-10-2015, 11:25 PM
I remember with great fondness the halcyon summers of my youth, listening to Richie Benaud, Johnners, Aggers, Blowers, et al. My friends and I used to take a radio with us to test matches just to listen to their commentary even though we were there.

He had a good innings and will be remembered with great fondness. RIP.

04-12-2015, 07:14 PM
News about the funeral: