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Richie Benaud's storeroom Test matches

Apr 21, 2015: As a boy, the future Australia captain first picked up the game by hitting a tennis ball against a wall with a makeshift bat in an isolated country town

Steve Cannane

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

Benauds decline state funeral offer

Apr 12, 2015: Richie Benaud will be farewelled at a small, private, family gathering this week after his wife Daphne phoned Canberra to inform the Prime Minister's office that her husband had not wished to be the subject of a state funeral

Daniel Brettig

Fifty-two years with Benords

Apr 12, 2015: Gracious and generous, Richie Benaud was a thorough professional but with a wicked sense of humour

Ian Chappell

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

Sobers pays tribute to 'wonderful' Benaud

Apr 10, 2015: Richie Benaud has been described by his contemporary Garry Sobers as "a wonderful cricketer and captain", as well as a brilliant commentator and good friend

Tony Cozier

The day Richie died

Apr 10, 2015: Sharing a commentary box with Richie Benaud was an enriching, inspiring, and sometimes overwhelming experience

Mark Nicholas

Richie Benaud 1930-2015

The best-loved lines of Richie Benaud

Apr 10, 2015: We asked readers for their favourite lines of legendary broadcaster Richie Benaud. Here are the responses we got

Siddarth Ravindran

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

Benaud, the effort behind the effortless

Apr 10, 2015: His charismatic presence on and off the field has been well documented, but few, if any, speak of how hard he worked to achieve that

Daniel Brettig

Remembering Richie, a mentor and a friend

Apr 10, 2015: When cracked ribs couldn't stop Benaud from enjoying a lunch with his legendary West Indian opponents in Barbados

Tony Cozier

Richie Benaud tributes

'Best in the business bar none'

Apr 10, 2015: Tributes for Richie Benaud, who has died at 84

ESPNcricinfo staff

Richie Benaud, 1930-2015

Richie Benaud signs off, cricket loses its voice

Apr 9, 2015: Richie Benaud, the former Australia captain, journalist and legendary broadcaster, has died in Sydney aged 84

Daniel Brettig

What makes a good commentator?

Apr 1, 2015: The best are subtle, unhurried cheerleaders who never rush to judgement but rise above the din

Rob Steen

Australia cricket

Benaud, Bill and the field of memories

Nov 10, 2014: Former Australian captains Richie Benaud and Bill Lawry shared memories of their careers at the Sydney Cricket Ground, even as Benaud revealed he had been fighting skin cancer

Daniel Brettig

'When you are offered the captaincy of Australia you don't decline it'

Jul 11, 2014: Seventy-nine-year-old Ian Craig talks about being the youngest Australian to play Tests, the "next Bradman" tag, and how Jeff Thomson caused him to retire young

Interview by Ken Piesse


England routed in 'a travesty of a game'

Dec 21, 2013: England went Down Under with great expectations in 1958, but things went downhill rapidly for them

Martin Williamson

Australia news

Benaud recovering after car crash

Oct 24, 2013: Richie Benaud, the former Australia captain and now world-famous commentator, is recovering in hospital following a car crash in Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

A modern-day Benaud?

Sep 3, 2013: Steven Smith has the talent to become a Test-standard bowling allrounder, the best of his type since Richie Benaud

Ashley Mallett

Richie Benaud pays tribute to Tony Greig

'He was strong in every regard'

Dec 29, 2012: Richie Benaud on Tony Greig, who died in Sydney at the age of 66

Brydon Coverdale

Clarke treads in the footsteps of the greats

Feb 13, 2012: Australia's three great modern captains have been Richie Benaud, Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor. And their latest leader may soon be counted among them

Ashley Mallett

'I just try to convey my enjoyment of cricket'

Jan 30, 2012: Now as 40 years ago, Bill Lawry can get excited at the drop of a hat - by a shot, a ball, a catch. His job, he says, is to make the man in the garden come into the house to check what happened

Interview by Sidharth Monga

Australian news

Ponting not the first to play on post-captaincy

Mar 30, 2011: Ricky Ponting is not the first man to play on after resigning as Australia's captain. ESPNcricinfo looks at some of the others

ESPNcricinfo staff
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