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Richie inspired with legspin before larynx

Richie Benaud’s dulcet tones and impeccable intellect confirmed his status as a national icon but, before that, it was the allrounder’s ability to turn Tests that so endeared him to the Australian public. Benaud claimed 248 wickets in 63...

How Benaud helped save cricket

At tea on the last day of the tied Test in December 1960, Richie Benaud and Alan Davidson were sitting with their pads on outside the dressing room at the Gabba with the future of the match in their hands. In some ways, so was the future of Test...

Warne pens letter to late ‘legend’ Benaud

Australian bowling legend Shane Warne has hailed Richie Benaud as a “legend on all levels” and thanked the cricket icon for acting as a mentor to him throughout his career. The former Australian captain and commentary doyen died...

Reaction to Richie Benaud’s death

TRIBUTES FLOW FOR THE “VOICE OF CRICKET” RICHIE BENAUD: “I think that’s what set him apart from a lot of people who came before him and probably after him – that he loved playing, he loved competing and he loved...

Richie’s kindness to a young sportswriter

Richie Benaud’s greatness as a player and commentator is known throughout the cricketing world. Less known, perhaps, is his personal kindness. In 1977 I was covering the Ashes series in England for Australia’s national news agency...

Benaud treasured as a cricket icon

Superlatives flowed from around the world as Richie Benaud was remembered as an Australian treasure, sporting icon and voice of cricket after his death on Friday, aged 84. The former Australian captain and commentary doyen died overnight in his...

Twitter reaction to Richie Benaud’s death

TRIBUTES FLOW ON TWITTER FOR THE “VOICE OF CRICKET”: * Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee: “Very sad to hear the news today of the passing of Richie Benaud. What a legend of a cricketer and broadcaster for @Channel9 @WWOS9...

Benaud, an Australian treasure, dies

Richie Benaud has been described as an Australian treasure and a cricket icon after his death, aged 84. The former Australian captain and commentary doyen died overnight in his sleep after battling skin cancer. “Our country has lost a national...

Cricket great Richie Benaud dies aged 84

Former Australia cricket captain and renowned commentator Richie Benaud has died, aged 84, Channel Nine has reported. Benaud, arguably the most influential Australian cricketer post-World War II, had been fighting skin cancer. A veteran of 63 Test...

Pakistan’s cricket tour drought to end

Zimbabwe have agreed to tour Pakistan for a five-match one-day series next month, the first Test-playing nation to visit in six years, Pakistan’s cricket chief said Thursday. “Zimbabwe’s final reply is that yes we want to come to...

Vaughan, Stewart eye England cricket role

Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan and former skipper Alec Stewart have both expressed an interest in taking on the newly created post of director of England cricket. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the new position on...

Hazlewood withdraws from IPL

Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has pulled out of this season’s IPL, ensuring he’ll be well rested for a busy winter campaign. Cricket Australia announced on Thursday that Hazlewood, who played a key role in Australia’s recent...