June 11, 2014

Australia cricket

Gus Gilmour, a legend to children of the 1970s

In the Sydney Morning Herald, Malcolm Knox remembers the cricketing charisma of the late Gary Gilmour, and the effect he had on children in backyards all around Australia.

Whereas the Chappells, Rod Marsh and Dennis Lillee showed how cricket could feed the competitive colonial fire, Gilmour's appeal was more simple: he showed, without words or facial hair, how cricket could make you happy. He was responsible for more kids trying to bat and bowl left-handed than anyone but Garfield Sobers.

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