March 19, 2007

World Cup 2007

A cricket man through and through

Peter English

Peter Roebuck, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, says Bob Woolmer lived and died a cricketing man.

By and large the relationship was mutual because cricket enriched, almost defined, the Englishman's existence. To reflect upon his contribution is to observe its constancy and extent. In a career spanning several decades, he served in many capacities and did not fail in any of them. Had he been asked to prepare a pitch or stand as an umpire he would have agreed. Cricket was his canvas and his laboratory. Fatefully, it also became his life.

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