Graham Dilley

Posted by: Carti

Graham Dilley - Thu Oct 06 2011 09:53 AM

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.
Posted by: ozzz2002

Re: Graham Dilley - Thu Oct 06 2011 03:29 PM

This Australian also remembers the dismissal that was grist for commentators for many years-

"Lillee, caught Willey, bowled Dilley".
Posted by: Copago

Re: Graham Dilley - Thu Oct 06 2011 11:06 PM

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

Here's the story from teh Australian newspaper yesterday