King Dyal      

Full name Redvers Dundonald Dyal

Born 1901

Died May 7, 1997 (aged 96 years)

Redvers Dundonald Dyal
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King Dyal was a lovable exhibitionist and one of the sights of Barbados. He attended every major match at Kennington Oval for four decades: a tall, slim, pipe-smoking figure wearing a brightly-coloured suit, which he would change at each interval before making a re-entrance that would often attract more attention than the cricket. He claimed never to have worked in his life. He died in poverty and was buried at sea; former West Indies Cricket Board president Peter Short delivered a eulogy.
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Apr 28, 2007

Fans remember the famous Barbados-based fan, King Dyal, Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup final, Barbados, April 28, 2007

Fans remember the famous Barbados-based fan, King Dyal

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Mar 13, 1981

King Dyal at the Barbados Test, West Indies v England, March 13, 1981

King Dyal at the Barbados Test

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