A veteran of 63 Test matches, Benaud played a pivotal role in the formation of World Serie...

A veteran of 63 Test matches, Benaud played a pivotal role in the formation of World Serie...

Richard "Richie" Benaud, OBE (/ˈbɛnoʊ/; 6 October 1930 – 10 April 2015) was an Australian cricketer who, after his retirement from international cricket in 1964, became a highly regarded commentator on the game.  Benaud was a Test cricket all-rounder, blending leg spin bowling with lower-order batting aggression. Along with fellow bowling all-rounder Alan Davidson, he helped restore Australia to the top of world cricket in the late 1950s and early 1960s after a slump in the early 1950s. I

Richard "Richie" Benaud, OBE (/ˈbɛnoʊ/; 6 October 1930 – 10 April 2015) was an Australian cricketer who, after his retirement from international cricket in 1964, became a highly regarded commentator on the game. Benaud was a Test cricket all-rounder, blending leg spin bowling with lower-order batting aggression. Along with fellow bowling all-rounder Alan Davidson, he helped restore Australia to the top of world cricket in the late 1950s and early 1960s after a slump in the early 1950s. I

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Richie Benaud - A Marvelous Life - Cricket commentator Richie Benaud has passed away. Great cricketer and the best commentator we ever had."There will never be another Richie Benaud. He was a one-off. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Richie Benaud - A Marvelous Life - Cricket commentator Richie Benaud has passed away. Great cricketer and the best commentator we ever had."There will never be another Richie Benaud. He was a one-off. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Richie Benaud. Former Australian cricketer and captain. Outstanding cricket commentator.....we missed you this summer Richie.....He is still recovering from a motor vehicle accident in October 2013.

Richie Benaud. Former Australian cricketer and captain. Outstanding cricket commentator.....we missed you this summer Richie.....He is still recovering from a motor vehicle accident in October 2013.

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Richie Benaud (left) and Neil Harvey during the Worcester v Australia match in 1961 - Telegraph
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