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Dalek

Brian Close - dead

Brian Close, captain of Yorkshire and England, has died aged 84.

He was the youngest player to get a test cap for England when he made his debut aged 18.

Brian Close - you had a good innings. RIP.
Frazier Cranium

Aye, RIP.
sheeps

RIP Bri.
Frazier Cranium

Even the fawners on Look North mentioned that Brian Close could be a bit of a rogue and that his wife had had to put up with a lot from him as he liked a drink - whisky I think they said - and liked an argument.  

And wasn't Close accused of daft racism at YCCC once, when the Windies were here playing England?  Could have just been a crank report or something, I'm sure Viv Richards and Joel Garner could comment on whether Close was prejudiced at all.
Grind

RIP cap'n.
fartcatcher

Bit of a hero of mine when I was a kid. Full of energy, whether he was batting, bowling, fielding or yelling at Boycott to get a move on.

He used to field incredibly close (haha) at short leg. Every kid wanted to emulate him. I tried it once and it was incredibly scary just hearing the ball whistle past your ear, let alone trying to catch the ball/take evasive action after the batsman had hit it.

Incredible reflexes and courage.

Sadly, he wasn't treated well by Yorkshire. I think he could be an awkward sod and there was a movement to replace him with Boycott. (Probably led by Geoffrey).

Close moved to Somerset where he led a talented team to the Championship and Yorkshire suffered a decade of mediocrity while Boycott sought to improve his batting average.
Late Doors

fartcatcher wrote:


Sadly, he wasn't treated well by Yorkshire. I think he could be an awkward sod and there was a movement to replace him with Boycott.



Who was Well known for his unawkwardness.

Remember Closey having a bit of a Test comeback in the mid '70s against the terrifying Windies. He showed the younger end how to deal with their pace. Simply let  the ball hit you and dont feel a thing. RIP

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