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
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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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Notes

Awarded the MBE in 2004

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 352/4 (96 ov)
North Group: Leics v Lancashire at Leicester - Jul 26
Leics won by 131 runs
South Group: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 26
Somerset won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
North Group: Warwickshire v Northants at Birmingham - Jul 26
Warwickshire won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Glamorgan at Chelmsford - Jul 26
Glamorgan 324/8 Essex 324/6 (49/50 ov)
South Group: Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Jul 26
Kent won by 5 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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