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A heartfelt line or two
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Sometimes, you read something that strikes you as obviously written from the heart - like this:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/con...74295.html
I still blame Don Wilson for the fact that, on the first (and almost only) occasion I had a bet on a cricket match, he caused me to miss out on winning a reasonably large sum of money. But that's another story.
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(28-07-2012, 10:56 AM)Terry Wrote: Sometimes, you read something that strikes you as obviously written from the heart - like this:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/con...74295.html
I still blame Don Wilson for the fact that, on the first (and almost only) occasion I had a bet on a cricket match, he caused me to miss out on winning a reasonably large sum of money. But that's another story.

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Don was a top guy. As young kids on the MCC groundstaff he gave us a great education into the arena (1st class cricket) we were trying to enter. He`d always tell us "the way it is." If you look at the number of youngsters under his wing that he helped get professional careers it is an impressive figure. This article mentions Martin Crowe. I lived with Crowey in Hampstead sharing a room with him. As is stated.... He was miles ahead of anything on show........In truth he was better than most batsmen playing for middlesex at that time................. RIP Don ............. We have a lot to thank you for ............. In all our cases it was our first time of not being at home.... You knew the distractions of living in London so would always keep an eye out to see if us "young-uns" were up to no good, or not.......Yours was a priceless education..THANKS
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Don was a top guy. As young kids on the MCC groundstaff he gave us a great education into the arena (1st class cricket) we were trying to enter. He`d always tell us "the way it is." If you look at the number of youngsters under his wing that he helped get professional careers it is an impressive figure. This article mentions Martin Crowe. I lived with Crowey in Hampstead sharing a room with him. As is stated.... He was miles ahead of anything on show........In truth he was better than most batsmen playing for middlesex at that time................. RIP Don ............. We have a lot to thank you for ............. In all our cases it was our first time of not being at home.... You knew the distractions of living in London so would always keep an eye out to see if us "young-uns" were up to no good, or not.......Yours was a priceless education..THANKS
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#5
Having met Don Wilson while in Barbados in 1986 I can only echo those sentiments. A lovely man with a great sense of humour and fun. He must have been a great coach.

He's also the only Test bowler off whose bowling I've scored a run.

RIP Don.
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(28-07-2012, 09:44 PM)The Red Baron Wrote: Having met Don Wilson while in Barbados in 1986 I can only echo those sentiments. A lovely man with a great sense of humour and fun. He must have been a great coach.

He's also the only Test bowler off whose bowling I've scored a run.

RIP Don.

And, conversely, I believe that the Red Baron was the only German flying ace who ever scored a run off him.
Nice tributes from Paul and the Baron.
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(29-07-2012, 10:29 AM)Terry Wrote:
(28-07-2012, 09:44 PM)The Red Baron Wrote: Having met Don Wilson while in Barbados in 1986 I can only echo those sentiments. A lovely man with a great sense of humour and fun. He must have been a great coach.

He's also the only Test bowler off whose bowling I've scored a run.

RIP Don.

And, conversely, I believe that the Red Baron was the only German flying ace who ever scored a run off him.
Nice tributes from Paul and the Baron.

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Thanks Terry - I see we cricket lovers also lost Teddy Thomas over the weekend.......There have been a few lost in recent times........Great memories, great sadness, and a growing desire to live life to the full, whilst one can....Have a good day..........
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Thanks Terry - I see we cricket lovers also lost Teddy Thomas over the weekend.......There have been a few lost in recent times........Great memories, great sadness, and a growing desire to live life to the full, whilst one can....Have a good day..........
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(30-07-2012, 04:47 PM)boltonboy Wrote: Thanks Terry - I see we cricket lovers also lost Teddy Thomas over the weekend.......There have been a few lost in recent times........Great memories, great sadness, and a growing desire to live life to the full, whilst one can....Have a good day..........

Yes - I hadn't realised that "Teddy" Thomas was Warwickshire born even though he never played for us:
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/cont...MP=OTC-RSS
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