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Neil Adcock, South African great fast bowler, passes away

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Former South African great fast bowler, Neil Adcock, passed away yesterday (January 6). Adcock was one of the greats of the game and plied his trade during a period of superb fast bowlers. Reading through the many news reports on his passing last night, I particularly liked this quote in The Hindu from Cricket South Africa's acting chief executive, Jacquest Faul, who said: "Neil was one of the great fast bowlers during what was truly a golden era of fast bowling. At that time England had Trueman, Statham and Tyson; Australia had Lindwall, Miller and Davidson; and the West Indies had Hall and...

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Vale Tony Greig

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Vale Tony Greig

Very sad news. I have just surfed to Cricinfo and seen that Tony Greig has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. He was only 66. What a very sad thing. My wife worked with him briefly in the 90s when we were building web sites for the Nine Network in Sydney and she always speaks of their brief meeting with fondness, saying he was a very nice man. Recently he has slowly been recognised for his important role in modernising the game, and with his lecture at Lord's last year, he has started to be forgiven by the...

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