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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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May 17, 2007

The Test Match Special team celebrates its 50th anniversary, Lord's, May 17, 2007

The Test Match Special team celebrates its 50th anniversary

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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
South Group: Gloucs v Glamorgan at Bristol - Apr 27
Glamorgan 88/2 (20.5/50 ov)
South Group: Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury - Apr 27
Kent 117/1 (22/50 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Sussex at Lord's - Apr 27
Middlesex 118/2 (19/50 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Notts at Worcester - Apr 27
Notts 70/2 (15.5/50 ov)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton
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