A private funeral for cricket legend Richie Benaud

A private funeral for cricket legend Richie Benaud

A private funeral for cricket legend Richie Benaud

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Apr, 2015 | 9:25 pm

A private funeral and commemoration service was held today for the former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud. The Service was led by former team mate and Anglican lay-preacher Brian Booth and was attended by only his immidiate family and former players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell.

A former leg-spin bowler, Benaud played in 63 Tests in which he played 28 as captain – before retiring in 1964 to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting. His final commentary in came in England during the 2005 Ashes series, but he continued to work for Channel Nine in Australia until 2013.

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