Obituaries

Obituaries

Maynard among extraordinarily gifted

A blog in the Guardian says the talent of Tom Maynard, who died last week, suggested he was in a different league as a performer.

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'Tom Maynard was destined for stardom'

Mike Selvey, writing in the Guardian , says that Tom Maynard, the Surrey and England Lions batsman, who died after being hit by a London Underground train on Monday, was a batsman of prodigious talent and prospect.

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Remembering Casiechetty and Abeynaike

Elmo Rodrigopulle, writing in the Sunday Observer , says Neville Casiechetty and Ranil Abeynaike were outstanding cricketers who excelled in different eras.

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How Mark Mascarenhas made cricket a business

In Caravan Magazine , Rahul Bhatia looks back on how Mark Mascarenhas - who was in fatal car accident ten years ago to a day - first broke open the business of cricket.

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The man who helped destroy apartheid

The Economist looks at the life of Basil D'Oliveira, and the enormous support he received from fans after being dropped for the 1968 tour to South Africa

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Basil D'Oliveira's extraordinary life

Author Peter Oborne, Basil D'Oliveira's biographer, remembers the former England all-rounder on BBC Sport

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'O captain! My captain!'

Ashok Malik pays tribute to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi in the Deccan Chronicle .

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'One of the most truculent cricket writers'

David Hopps, in the Guardian , pays tribute to Martin Searby, the former Times and Daily Telegraph sports writer and journalist, who passed away at the age of 72.