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Brian Close takes evasive action against a Michael Holding bouncer

Brian Close 1931-2015

Close's toughness 'legendary' - Holding

Michael Holding has described Brian Close, who died on Sunday, as one of the "toughest people in the game"

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Brian Close hooks Michael Holding

Brian Close 1931-2015

Former England captain Close dies aged 84

Brian Close, the former captain of England, Yorkshire and Somerset and one of cricket's most admired characters, has died at the age of 84

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If at first you don't succeed...

All Today's Yesterdays - July 23 down the years July 22 | July 24 1953 Birth of a batsman who took a while to find his feet in Test cricket but went on to become the best of his generation

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All out for 25

1969 The day David slayed Goliath

Glen Byrom

Mr Close, Sir, your seams aren't in line

Rhodesian cricket is hopefully poised for an epic season, with the coveted Currie Cup the prize local followers have almost come to expect