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Cricket legend Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud (1930 - 2015) was one of the most influential cricket personalities of his generation.

Richie Benaud

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His strong captaincy and ability to blend powerful leg spin bowling with lower-end batting aggression helped restore Australian cricket to international prominence.

Following his retirement from playing in 1964, Benaud become the sport's preeminent commentator, serving as the beloved face and voice of cricket for both the BBC and Australia's Channel 9.

Summer won't sound the same without him.

'Voice of cricket' Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud

Manchester Evening News

Ten of the many reasons why Richie Benaud is an Australian legend

Richie Benaud

Canberra Times

The 'voice of cricket' was the game's shrewdest analyst

Richie Benaud

Canberra Times

Richie Benaud's most memorable moments

Don Bradman and Richie Benaud

Canberra Times

The letter from Richie Benaud that inspired a 16-year-old English fan

Richie Benaud letter

Sydney Morning Herald

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