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Richie Benaud


Australian cricketeer through the 1940s to 1960s was inducted in to the ICC Cricket Hall of Popularity in ’09 2009. He became a member of the brand new South Wales cricket group at age group 18 in 1948. He have scored over 11 thousand first-class operates in his 16-season cricket profession. His second relationship to Daphne Surfleet started in 1967. He previously two sons from his initial marriage. He became a member of Kapil Dev as an associate from the ICC Cricket Hall of Popularity in ’09 2009.

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Full Name Richie Benaud
Date Of Birth October 6, 1930
Place Of Birth Penrith, Australia
Profession Cricket Player
Education Parramatta High School
Nationality Australian
Spouse Daphne Surfleet, Marcia Lavender
Children Greg Benaud, Jeffery Benaud
Parents Irene Benaud, Louis Benaud
Siblings John Benaud
Awards Wisden Cricketers of the Year, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Sports Broadcaster
Star Sign Libra

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1The elder brother of the cricketer John Benaud.
2The doyen of television broadcasting for 45 years, initially with the BBC (1964-1999) and subsequently with Channel Four (1999-2005). He announced his intention to broadcast solely on free-to-air Australian television, following the move of UK TV cricket coverage to Sky in 2006.
3He has visited a village in France called Benaud and is, in fact, the President of French cricket.
4Former Australian Test cricket captain



Channel Nine Cricket1979-2011TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself - Host / Commentator
BBC News 242005-2006TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Ashes: The Greatest Series2005Video documentaryHimself - Commentator
5 News2005TV SeriesHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest Test2005Video documentaryHimself - Commentator
Richie Benaud's Greatest XI2004VideoHimself - Presenter
Today at the Test2000TV SeriesHimself - Commentator (2000-2005)
100th Test Match at Lord's: The Ultimate Test2000VideoHimself - Commentator
MCC Cricket Masterclass: Vol.11994VideoHimself
Cricket: The Match Winners1992VideoHimself - Presenter
Benson & Hedges World Cup Cricket1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
Cricket: The 60's1991VideoHimself - Presenter / Commentator
Cricket: The 70's1991VideoHimself - Presenter / Commentator
Cricketing Legends: Imran Khan1991VideoHimself
Cricketing Legends: Richard Hadlee1991VideoHimself
Cricketing Legends: Viv Richards1991VideoHimself
Cricketing Legends: Ian Botham1990VideoHimself
Cricketing Legends: Ray Illingworth1989VideoHimself
On Top Down Under1987VideoHimself - Commentator
The Ashes: Victory in Australia1987VideoHimself - Commentator
BBC TV Cricket1975-1987TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
Texaco Trophy 1984: England vs West Indies1984VideoHimself - Commentator
Prudential World Cup Cricket 19831983TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Commentator
Botham's Ashes1981VideoHimself - Commentator
Grandstand1977TV SeriesHimself - Cricket: Jubilee Test commentator
This Is Your Life1975TV SeriesHimself
Look at Life: Cricket on Test1965Documentary shortHimself - Commentator

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Archive Footage

Britain on Film2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Gruen Sweat2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Fire in Babylon2010DocumentaryHimself - Commentator
Postcards2004TV SeriesHimself
Not Cricket: The Basil d'Oliveira Conspiracy2004TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Century of Cricket2001VideoHimself - Commentator
Clive Lloyd's Finest Hour1989VideoHimself - Commentator
John Arlott's Vintage Cricket1986VideoHimself - Commentator

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1But I think the only thing that annoys me about that is if I suddenly find someone on commercial radio or something like that, mimicking my voice or actions and trying to promote a product and pretending it's me doing it.
2Writing is difficult all the time; the thing is to learn something every day.
3Rory Bremner I have no problem with; he is a satirist, and a very funny one, too.
4It was sad leaving the BBC; not quite like being divorced, but you don't leave after a period stretching from 1960 to 1999 without feeling a certain number of pangs.
5'Mullygrubber' is an Australian term which means something that creeps along the ground; it's like a little grub.
6I know it's more five-star now than it was then, but it's still a difficult tour. In the same way as India and Pakistan players find it difficult coming to Australia. People sometimes have difficulty believing that.
7The only thing that really annoys me is when all of a sudden you hear yourself on the radio advertising Smith's tyre shop or Blenkinsop's jam. They simply can't do that. And in Australia, occasionally I have to take action.
8In fact, as a spin bowler, you have to work on the batsman over after over.
9Coogee is a delightful, slightly old-fashioned suburb; it has parks and gardens and reserves, a good well-kept beach, and an excellent promenade above the beach. It is a suburb for people who appreciate those aspects of life.
10Media were never allowed into an Australian dressing room until I became skipper. I changed that and invited them in at the close of play each day, thereby confirming for many administrators they had appointed a madman as captain.
11My mantra is: put your brain into gear and if you can add to what's on the screen then do it, otherwise shut up.
12Captaincy is 90 per cent luck and 10 per cent skill. But don't try it without that 10 per cent.
13From our broadcasting box you can't see any grass at all. It is simply a carpet of humanity.
14The slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was really travelling.
15The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss, at the right time.
16A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
17Any captain can only do his best for the team and for cricket. When you are winning, you are a hero. Lose, and the backslappers fade away.
18The problem with relying on nostalgia for commentary is that people only remember the good things.
19When my hair is long enough to be cut, I go to my wife's hairdresser, and she generally pays for it.


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