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Old 2011-11-13, 09:13   #12
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Returning to the cricket theme (which is where the thread started):
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/crick...113-1ndg0.html
Sad indeed.
This thread seems to be coming unfortunately prophetic.
11 11 11 11 11 11 etc.

Back in the days when cricket was on terrestrial TV,
he captained a Somerset team containing Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner inter alia.
Perhaps by comparison, Peter struck me as a civilized, modest Englishman.

RIP

I think I'll cry even more than usual when I hear Nimrod at the Cenotaph in a couple of hours.

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Old 2011-11-19, 23:52   #13
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Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...r=1&ref=global
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Old 2011-11-23, 20:12   #14
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Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...r=1&ref=global
And a further appreciation:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/gamet...ce-and-cricket
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Old 2011-11-23, 22:02   #15
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Perhaps not the greatest ever, but one who made a real difference:
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/...r=1&ref=global
And the subject of one of the best ever Private Eye covers.

The picture is of the queen being introduced to the England cricket team, at the point of being introduce to D’Oliveira. The speech bubble has her saying "I hear you've been blackballed", to which he replies "Since birth, Ma'am".

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Old 2011-11-23, 23:40   #16
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Great man.
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Old 2011-11-27, 14:31   #17
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Gary Speed dies at 42.
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Old 2011-11-27, 16:19   #18
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Yes, the BBC website is cheery.
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Old 2011-11-27, 17:26   #19
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Gary Speed dies at 42.
Initial shock over, I can bear to tell this anecdote:

I was in a pub (Earlham Road, Norwich) in 1992, chatting
to a girl I had never met before (as one used to do).
I casually mentioned football.
"Not interested in it".
I persist a bit:
"Couldn't you even name a footballer you like?"
"Gary Speed".

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Old 2011-11-29, 22:47   #20
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didn't know about them but:

http://ca.movies.yahoo.com/news/come...192601185.html
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Old 2011-12-03, 05:56   #21
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http://www.theage.com.au/sport/crick...203-1oc8t.html
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Old 2011-12-04, 19:37   #22
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