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#658977 - Thu Oct 06 2011 09:53 AM Graham Dilley
Carti Offline

Registered: Thu Jun 09 2011
Posts: 23
Loc: Athenry Ireland
Very sad to hear of the death at only 52 of the erratic, cheerful England fast-bowler of the 1980s who earned himself a place in cricket legend for his unexpected batting performance in 1981 against Australia which helped inspire the most unlikely turnaround in Test history, after even St.Jude had packed up and gone home saying he didn't feel too good. For all his subsequent inability to fulfil his true potential as a bowler, Dilley's hour-and-a-half in the sun with a bat at Headingley will be remembered by English cricket fans - and probably Australian ones too! - for a long, long time to come.

#659052 - Thu Oct 06 2011 03:29 PM Re: Graham Dilley [Re: Carti]
ozzz2002 Offline

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 18901
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
This Australian also remembers the dismissal that was grist for commentators for many years-

"Lillee, caught Willey, bowled Dilley".
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

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#659168 - Thu Oct 06 2011 11:06 PM Re: Graham Dilley [Re: ozzz2002]
Copago Offline

Registered: Tue May 15 2001
Posts: 14384
Loc: Australia

Well, said, Carti. Very sad as he was so young. frown

Here's the story from teh Australian newspaper yesterday


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