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Cricket fraternity salutes England great Brian Close

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Pramod Kumar
brian will never be closed
by Pramod Kumar on Sep 15, 2015 08:51 PM

somebody like him batting on uncovered pitches against hostile fast bowling needs much more recognition than a simple tribute from any ex-player.Maybe yorkshire will remember him most.

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KV Ranganathan
Brain Close
by KV Ranganathan on Sep 15, 2015 03:29 PM

He had the guts to drop Geoffery Boycott in the next test after he scored 246 against India at Headingly in 1966 for his slow batting.

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The indomitable Brian Close
by MOHAN PB on Sep 15, 2015 02:20 PM  | Hide replies

On a typical Bristol turner, with Close at short-leg as usual with the huge dome of his head thrust provocatively forward, Martin Young of Gloucestershire swept Ray Illingworth straight at Close who did not flinch. The ball struck the side of Close's head and Phil Sharpe calmly caught the rebound at slip. Without even rubbing his head, Close casually drawled, "You are not getting the full credit for that, Sharpey!". After the match a Yorkshire fan admiringly rebuked Close on risking injury by not ducking, saying, "What would have happened if the ball had struck you between your eyes?" Close responded, "The batsman would have been caught at cover".

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Re: The indomitable Brian Close
by KRANTIKUMAR KANTAK on Sep 16, 2015 09:49 AM
Great recollection Mohan as mentioned by Pramod Kumar he must have got MORE recogniction. May his soul rest in peace....!!!

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Brian Close..the brave
by M IYER on Sep 15, 2015 12:01 PM

Such legends keep the spirit of cricket alive..salute

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