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

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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Awarded the MBE in 2004

Country Fixtures Country Results
Only Youth Test: England U19 v Aust U19 at Chester-le-Street - Aug 4-7
Aust U19 446 England U19 6/0 (2.5 ov)
Kent v Northants at Canterbury - Aug 4-7
Kent 167 Northants 227/3 (62.2 ov)
Group B: Glamorgan v Sussex at Swansea - Aug 5
Glamorgan 9/0 (6/40 ov)
Group A: Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - Aug 5
Worcs 60/2 (14.2/47 ov)
Group A: Yorkshire v Somerset at Scarborough - Aug 5
Yorkshire 92/4 (26.3/50 ov)
Group B: Essex v Middlesex at Colchester - Aug 5
Middlesex 77/1 (18.3/50 ov)
Group B: Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham
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