FAREWELL RICHIE BENAUD, Cricketer & much loved commentator.
Sydney, April 10, 2015. Richie Benaud, legendary Australian cricket captain who mesmerised generations of fans with his commentary on the game, died in Sydney on Thursday night. Richie led the Australian Cricket side to world dominance in the 1950s.
Born in Penrith in 1930, Richie was a wonderful leg spinner with 248 wickets, an all-rounder and much admired captain playing in 64 test matches. Richie was considered one of our best ambassadors for Australian sport.
As a cricket commentator, his crisp style, wry humour, understated delivery, and array of jackets made him a favourite of the masses.