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Bill Frindall      

Full name William Howard Frindall

Born March 3, 1939, Epsom, Surrey

Died January 30, 2009 (aged 69 years 333 days)

Major teams Hampshire 2nd XI, Marylebone Cricket Club, Sir Paul Getty's XI

Nickname Bearded Wonder, Bearders

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Author, Scorer

Education Reigate Grammar School; Kingston School of Art

William Howard Frindall
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Bill Frindall took over from Arthur Wrigley, the BBC's long-standing scorer, on his sudden death in 1965 - Frindall wrote to the BBC on hearing the news, offering his services - and has remained a fixture of Test Match special ever since. He no longer scores for the plethora of ODIs but, aside from a brief spell when he was a journalist which prevented him working on TMS on Saturdays, he has been an ever present.

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Jul 7, 1997

A portrait of Bill Frindall, July 7, 1997

A portrait of Bill Frindall

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Notes

Awarded the MBE in 2004

Country Fixtures Country Results
Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton - May 1-4
Hampshire 336 Middlesex 84/3 (34 ov)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - May 1-4
Glamorgan 260 & 16/1 (6.5 ov) Kent 488
Northants v Derbyshire at Northampton - May 1-4
Derbyshire 324 Northants 66/0 (20.2 ov)
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - May 1-4
Notts 261 Yorkshire 170/4 (42.3 ov)
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - May 1-4
Lancashire 493/9d Somerset 14/0 (6 ov)
Surrey v Durham at The Oval - May 1-4
Surrey 457 Durham 156/2 (43.3 ov)
Sussex v Leics at Hove - May 1-4
Sussex 163 Leics 300/4 (81.2 ov)
Worcs v Essex at Worcester - May 1-4
Essex 335/2 (90 ov)
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