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A very sad day for Australian cricket

Old 4th Mar 2022, 14:09
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A very sad day for Australian cricket

Having woken up to the sad news of Rod Marsh’s death this morning, it’s stunning that Shane Warne has also now passed away. Two absolute titans of world cricket. Commiserations to all Oz cricket fans out there.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 14:56
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I have zero interest in the game, however characters come into public consciousness through their achievements, good deeds, misguided deeds, and of course regularly being in the news for, well, just being who they are.
Many people who have no interest in football or rugby will be familiar with the names of Beckham and Wilkinson.
For me, Marsh and Warne fall into that category, terrible days ahead for those who will miss them.
Big Inga Tuigamala, an astoundingly humble man off the rugby fields ( both flavours) also left us last week at the same age as Shane Warne.
Live each day folks, we never know when the axe is coming down.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 16:18
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Please allow me to amend the title to a Sad Day for Cricket...

Two of the very best any cricket lover could have had the pleasure to watch.

It's a shame Mr Marsh was keeping when His Petulance flounced into Test cricket...the social commentary when he was batting would have been entertaining to listen to.

Contrast and compare...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...et-west-indies
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 21:46
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Sounds like a big day at the upstairs Sportsmen's Bar. This week we also lost Olympians John Landy, and Dean Woods (1984 gold medal cyclist), both big contributors to their sports and the community, aside from their personal sporting achievements.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 21:53
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A sad week for cricket with the loss of two greats - first Rod Marsh, now Shane Warne:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-...ates/100884868

And for those who missed it:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-...ters/100860168

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Old 4th Mar 2022, 23:04
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Doesn't Rodney Marsh hold the world record for the number of beers drunk on an Australian - UK flight, and Shane bowled quite a few maiden overs, often two at a time (allegedly).
Both will be sorely missed.
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Doesn't Rodney Marsh hold the world record for the number of beers drunk on an Australian - UK flight, and Shane bowled quite a few maiden overs, often two at a time (allegedly).
Both will be sorely missed.
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Old 4th Mar 2022, 23:57
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Yes it was Boonie, although it's not hard to imagine Bacchus offering coaching advice - and possibly pace making as well
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If I was Boonie, I’d be making a cardiologist’s appointment for 8.30am Monday morning!!

RIP both Rod Marsh & Shane Warne - two larger than life gents…
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Sad news .… let’s hope Hughie’s not after a hat trick !
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Whilst mourning the loss of "Warney" I can't help but smile when I remember what he once of English weather - "its 9 months of rain, followed by winter"

And guess what? it's a cold, damp, windy, dark rainy day that we've woken up to this morning here in Essex, England. No doubt sent to remind us of what we've lost.

RIP Shane Warne, your cricket and your love of the game was a delight.


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The most astute captain Australia never had.
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Old 6th Mar 2022, 04:46
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Originally Posted by VH-MLE View Post
If I was Boonie, I’d be making a cardiologist’s appointment for 8.30am Monday morning!!

RIP both Rod Marsh & Shane Warne - two larger than life gents…
And big Merv Hughes!
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Old 6th Mar 2022, 07:17
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Warne was of course responsible for one of the greatest deliveries ever in cricket, the so-named Ball of the Century. Even in 1993, Lillee and Thomson's fast bowling was still casting a long shadow over Australian bowling, and leg spin was out of fashion, but Warne brought it back with a bang. Poor Mike Gatting got some ribbing over his reaction: "he looked as though someone had just nicked his lunch" ... "if it had been a cheese roll, it would never have got past him."

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Saw Warne play a few times in the UK - including his last game against England at the Oval

he rolled down to the boundary and the barracking rose to unbelievable levels. He got right up to the rope, doffed his cap to the crowd and gave them his biggest grin

He was really happy to exchange banter with the crowd but he also got the security guys to bring him kids autograph books to sign in the time between overs.

Never a gentleman but a truly great cricketer - you always knew he could turn any game in a second.

And to go at 52.................
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Mail: "Australian cricket legend Shane Warne took part in what the paper calls "an extreme liquid detox diet" before he died. Warne died at the age of 52 from a suspected heart attack"
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Absolute surprise and a tragic loss.

Shane played hard on the ground with exceptionally great results on the scoreboard and a total aussie larkin, a great bloke and a true person with a heart of gold.

I had another good mate pass away in similar circumstance a few years ago. Look after yourselves, particularly if your over 40 and are playing hard with regard to your health!

Certainly a wake up call for me!!!!


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Never a gentleman? I saw him at the Kowloon Cricket Club playing against a Hong Kong eleven in 1997. The Australians were on their way to England for an Ashes series. The game didn't matter at all. Shane was on the boundary chatting to spectators when an enormous hoik sent the ball in his direction. Mindless of any potential injury, that could of course have resulted in his being sent home, he launched himself to make the catch, successfully as it turned out, landing in a sea of scattered deckchairs - it was declared not out as he had crossed the boundary. He merely shrugged and carried on chatting to spectators. Now tell me that's not gentlemanly. I reckon it was proof of a supreme competitor.
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Shane would have had a laugh. "The Australian" reported today that arrangements to bring Shane home had not yet been finalised. They added that although Jetstar had daily flights BKK_MEL no seats were available until the end of the week.
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