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Vale Richie Benaud

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by sheridanstand78, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to pay tribute to the late Richie Benaud for his marvelous contribution to cricket and making it fun and entertaining to watch. He was the godfather of commentators and told things exactly as they were. RIP and thanks for the memories.
     
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  2. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very sad news, absolute icon of Cricket!
     
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  3. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Cricket telecasts will never be the same.

    RIP Richie. Its being reported that amazingly he passed away at 2:22 am
     
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  4. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Richie Benaud was great sportsman and a true gentleman...very sad to hear of his passing.
     
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  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  6. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    Best commentator never felt old or past his time, sharp on the spot technical and the right balance of serious and relaxed commentating.
     
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  7. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    RIP.

    The best thing Richie did was not to speak. His commentary was not 'hey look at me hey look at me', it was designed to get people to watch the cricket. Not to build his celebrity status (unlike some current commentators).

    Go back and watch some of his commentary especially around the 80s, it's just so understated. Brilliant. An absolute loss to Australia and the World.
     
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  8. Technical Coach

    Technical Coach Well-Known Member

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    I know this will appear shallow and up myself but most Old/Ageing commentators really sound old, boring, missing a few braincells and not with the times---along with not finding them funny when they try to be.

    With Ritchie I never once felt this way and it was always a learning experience whenever he spoke.
     
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  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Cant help but echo the above.

    Ritchie Benaud once said something along the lines of "the role of a commentator is to add to the viewing of the sport for the benefit of the audience. If you cant add something meaningful, then don't speak"

    Cant have anything but the utmost respect for him as a cricketer, commentator & person.
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    At least show a bit of respect for the poor guy buy spelling his bloody name properly.

    there is no T in his name, 4 time out of 8 mentions got it wrong. Other than that I agree with everyone, a sad day indeed
     
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  11. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Apologies Mr spell check. I promise I will get it right first time next time. Error has been corrected!
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Two for Two Hundred and Twenty Two

    Maaaaarvelous!!

    Rest in peace Richie
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's very sad indeed
     
  14. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sad for cricket and even more for his family and friends condolences to all
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  15. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I took a promising young leg spinner over to Richie's home and he spent three hours in the park tutoring the young fellow. He then followed his career and gave advice whenever asked. Lovely, lovely man. RIP.
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    That will teach me to refrain from cutting & pasting from the thread title.

    And brother Fro. Show some respect. It is "by" not "buy"
     
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  17. EagleFlys

    EagleFlys Well-Known Member

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    The voice of summer..

    Vale Richie.
     
  18. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Fancy that, at least I am not the only one who made a boo boo with my spelling.
     
  19. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Met Richie once. Lovely guy. Smart cricket brain, great player and Captain, and wonderful commentator. He has left a lasting legacy for cricket around the world.
     
  20. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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