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Obituaries

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:12 am
by raja
Is there a way to quickly find out which cricketers have passed away in a particular year / timeframe?

For example, if I want to know which cricketers passed away in 2016, or year-to-date?

I know cricinfo usually has an obit when a cricketer passes away, but I'm not totally wired into cricinfo every day - and might miss out on someone's death news.

I'd like every Test cricketer's death to be brought to my notice.

Misty does a good job of it - but I think I might have missed out a few in the last year or so.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:54 pm
by Katto
Raja this is a morbid idea.
Every day we'll be learning of another death.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:34 pm
by Boycs
Raja if you go to the cricket wiki project on Wikipedia I think they list them somewhere.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:43 am
by Misty
raja wrote:Is there a way to quickly find out which cricketers have passed away in a particular year / timeframe?

For example, if I want to know which cricketers passed away in 2016, or year-to-date?

I know cricinfo usually has an obit when a cricketer passes away, but I'm not totally wired into cricinfo every day - and might miss out on someone's death news.

I'd like every Test cricketer's death to be brought to my notice.

Misty does a good job of it - but I think I might have missed out a few in the last year or so.



http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEVyZe ... bRVlEnoU4-

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:50 am
by Misty
Boycs30 correct about Wikipedia because it's says "" which cricketer Murdered, when ""
( including former WI captain Stollmeyer captain for 13 tests, who was murdered.Bob Woolmer last person in the list ) Wikipedia mentions sorry we not say about those cricketer who pass away during War )

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:43 pm
by raja
Misty wrote:
raja wrote:Is there a way to quickly find out which cricketers have passed away in a particular year / timeframe?

For example, if I want to know which cricketers passed away in 2016, or year-to-date?

I know cricinfo usually has an obit when a cricketer passes away, but I'm not totally wired into cricinfo every day - and might miss out on someone's death news.

I'd like every Test cricketer's death to be brought to my notice.

Misty does a good job of it - but I think I might have missed out a few in the last year or so.



http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEVyZe ... bRVlEnoU4-


Thank you, Misty, this was very useful.

Was good to read about those we lost in 2016. Some I remembered - like Gleeson and Goddard.
But I didn't know about Maddocks and Javed Akhtar.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:45 pm
by raja
Ted Corbett
(Many Indians might know him for his reporting for the Hindu newspaper).

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... es-aged-82

Btw, I've made this thread sticky, so it is easily accessible (yes, I'm morbid, that way).

In future, please use this to report/discuss deaths.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:37 am
by raja

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:48 am
by Mick180461
West Indian Cricket

RIP

Tom Prichard (NZ) Dies -Aged -100

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:19 pm
by Misty
http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/96 ... s-aged-100

RIP

He took 166 wickets in a season for warwickshire as Pacer.Over all,818 wickets (23.30)he took in NZ's Domestic cricket in 200 matches

He reaches 100 but never hits 100.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:08 pm
by raja
Thanks, Misty.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:35 pm
by Boycs
Ralph Dellor: Former cricketer and BBC broadcaster dies at the age of 69
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41124416

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:05 pm
by Misty
RIP

I missed all news because I am away from my home

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:13 pm
by Katto
Bob (dutchie) Holland RIP

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:48 pm
by raja
RIP, Bob.

I didn't know he was suffering from brain cancer.

Remember him very well from his playing days for Australia.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:59 pm
by Katto
raja wrote:RIP, Bob.

I didn't know he was suffering from brain cancer.

Remember him very well from his playing days for Australia.


me too

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:41 pm
by Mick180461
raja wrote:RIP, Bob.

I didn't know he was suffering from brain cancer.

Remember him very well from his playing days for Australia.

Dutchie lifted us all from the doldrums at a very low point in Australian Cricket history when he destroyed the mighty Windies side of 84-85 on a SCG Turner then did the same to a very good Kiwi side 12 months later on the same track.
You where a ray of light in the Darkness Dutchie, thank you.

R.I.P

Re: Tom Prichard (NZ) Dies -Aged -100

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:29 am
by Paddles
Misty wrote:http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/96593/former-new-zealand-cricket-team-pacer-tom-pritchard-dies-aged-100

RIP

He took 166 wickets in a season for warwickshire as Pacer.Over all,818 wickets (23.30)he took in NZ's Domestic cricket in 200 matches

He reaches 100 but never hits 100.


I think you'll find most his wickets were in county cricket. He is another one that got away from NZ in the pursuit of dollars. The fact we managed to keep Hadlee is basically a miracle and possibly his dad's influence.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:38 pm
by Boycs
No recent obits raja? As morbid as it sounds it’s a means of finding out about little unknown treasures

Beven Congdon Passes Away at 79

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:45 am
by Tinsel
http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/10 ... w-zealand-

Beven Congdon passes away at 79

Congdon played 61 Tests and 11 One-Day Internationals. © Getty
Former New Zealand skipper Beven Congdon passed away on Saturday (February 10), one day short of his 80th birthday, in Auckland, after battling a long illness

Regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest allrounders, Condon's batting style was largely dour but could switch gears and bat aggressively as well. With the ball, he was a genial medium pacer, who was more than handy with his outswingers.

Congdon, who had made his debut in 1965, played 61 Tests and 11 One-Day Internationals, scoring 3448 and 338 runs respectively. He also bagged 59 wickets in Tests and 7 in ODIs with his medium pacers, in an international career spanning 13 years.

"Bevan was at the center of the New Zealand team at a time it started gaining attention on the international cricket scene for the all the right reasons - in no small part due to his leadership and ability," David White, NZC chief executive, said.j

"He's left a real legacy in terms of putting New Zealand cricket on the map, and I know the wider cricketer family - not just in New Zealand but worldwide, will be mourning his loss."

He reserved his best against England, stroking 176 and 175 in consecutive innings at Trent Bridge and Lord's in the summer of 1973. The former, which also happened to be his highest Test score, which came in the second innings while New Zealand were chasing 479 for victory. His innings, which lasted 409 minutes but went in vain as New Zealand lost by 38 runs. During his years as captain from 1971-75, he stroked five centuries.

Congdon led his country to their first ever Test win against Australia in 1974. However, that remained his only victory as captain in 17 Tests.

In domestic cricket, he represented Canterbury, Central Districts, Otago and Wellington, registering 23 centuries and 204 wickets in first-class cricket. Following his playing days, he contributed to cricket as the selector of New Zealand in the 1990s.

He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters Ali and Sandy, and grandchildren Matthew, Joshua, Lily and Reeves.

Re: Beven Congdon Passes Away at 79

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:05 pm
by Going South
post in obituary thread. why new ?

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 pm
by Boycs
I've merged it. Sad news. RIP.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am
by raja
When I first began following cricket, Bevan Congdon was NZ captain.
NZ in those days was the weakest Test side of them all - Sri Lanka hadn't got Test status then.
Congdon was easily one of the better batsmen in the side - he could stick around for a while.
His bowling was certainly handy too.
RIP.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:08 am
by Paddles
raja wrote:When I first began following cricket, Bevan Congdon was NZ captain.
NZ in those days was the weakest Test side of them all - Sri Lanka hadn't got Test status then.
Congdon was easily one of the better batsmen in the side - he could stick around for a while.
His bowling was certainly handy too.
RIP.


Yeah - in the 1970s India and Pakistan got better, Congdon was captain from 1972 to 1975, but in the 1960's - NZ looks to be ahead of Pakistan, and not all that far behind India.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine ... ype=decade

Congdon played in 7 test wins, one of which - the 1978 vs England at home victory is well celebrated here. Funnily enough, he is most celebrated by Sir Richard for his losing efforts in England in 1973 when NZ put up a losing fight at Nottingham based around a stellar Congdon innings.

Had Turner stayed, the NZ turnaround that commences in 1980 vs WI, could well have started a few more seasons earlier in the 1970's.

But what impresses me most about Congdon, is this knock, just for the era in which it was played and with so few boundaries, how he must have been hustling well before it became typical in ODI cricket;

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/1719 ... d-1974-75/

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:00 pm
by raja
Boycs wrote:No recent obits raja? As morbid as it sounds it’s a means of finding out about little unknown treasures


We missed reporting this one - Clive van Ryneveld (SA).

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... es-aged-89

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:07 pm
by Boycs
David Callaghan has died, regular voice on the county cricket radio coverage

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:06 am
by Katto
Steve Smith's captaincy career
RIP

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:38 am
by Boycs
Dammit you beat me to it

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:11 am
by Katto
Boycs wrote:Dammit you beat me to it

:lol:

I'm a futurist

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:49 pm
by Tinsel
Greatest Fielder and southfrican hero Colin Bland passes away

http://m.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/1016 ... ay-aged-80

Sad news on Monday
RIP

Raja
I expect something from you for Colin Bland

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:26 pm
by raja
Well, he was before my time but I'd get to read often of him in the 70s.
He was the GOLD standard for fielding, before Jonty Rhodes came along.
Even so, Bland is still considered to be right up there.

I feel his fielding was just SO good that it overshadowed his batting.
A batting average of 49 is pretty impressive.

I picked him in my draft here - I reckoned if he could get 49 in an innings AND save 20-30 per innings, that amounts to 69-79 per innings.

RIP.

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:37 pm
by Paddles
raja wrote:Well, he was before my time but I'd get to read often of him in the 70s.
He was the GOLD standard for fielding, before Jonty Rhodes came along.
Even so, Bland is still considered to be right up there.

I feel his fielding was just SO good that it overshadowed his batting.
A batting average of 49 is pretty impressive.

I picked him in my draft here - I reckoned if he could get 49 in an innings AND save 20-30 per innings, that amounts to 69-79 per innings.

RIP.


Here is a nice piece on the brilliant fielding of last century.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/1999/dec/27/cricket

Usual suspects Bland, Rhodes and Harper appear prominently. But the victor is given to Baron Constatine. Surprising mentions include a 17 year old Tendulkar and a Hayden sommersault catch. Okay seen the Tendulkar catch, it is a "speckie" but a good "speckie", but still not as good as McGrath on the boundary ('02 though). I think that the Hayden catch referred to is this one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkavgPqyD8A , which just isn't that impressive by today's standards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmJ4SmPa4gg (Harper's Gooch run out). But he could catch too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MERmdVfTkY

Re: Obituaries

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:17 am
by raja
What a wonderful, wonderful piece that is, Paddles.
Thanks for posting it.
We come across so many articles about batting or bowling, it's nice to read one on fielding.

I've read about Constantine too. I'll take this writer's word for suggesting Constantine was the best - though obviously these things, being very difficult to measure, are subjective.

I remember picking Constantine in a draft - though his Test figures don't look particularly great, he was a very special cricketer who could change a match situation in 15 minutes, with the bat, ball or in the field.

I used to think of CK Nayudu, his contemporary and India's first Test captain, as India's version of Constantine.

Good to see all these names.
Some from my generation too (like Graham Roope and Keith Boyce).