A tribute to the great Richie Benaud and his magnificent career.
Limited to an edition of only 25 and featuring the personal hand-signed signature of the late Richie Benaud.
Few cricketers have matured so gradually yet ripened so fruitfully as Richie Benaud. With little to show for his first six years in Test cricket, he blossomed as a fully fledged allrounder in South Africa in 1957-58, then flowered as a charismatic captain at home against England in 1958-59. He repossessed the Ashes, which his teams then successfully defended twice. As a legspinner, he was full of baits and traps, and he batted and fielded with verve. Yet it was his presence, as much as anything, which summoned the best from players: cool but communicative, he impressed as one to whom no event was unexpected, no contingency unplanned for. The same has applied to his journalism: terse, direct and commonsensical, and his broadcasting: mellow and authoritative. His wise head was sought by Kerry Packer in the formation of World Series Cricket in 1977, conferring respectability on the breakaway professional circuit. A guru to Ian Chappell and Shane Warne among others, he is perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War.
- Hand Signed by Richie Benaud
- Limited to just 25 ever produced
- Presented in a deluxe timber frame with unique Imagery
- Accompanied by an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- Approximate framed dimensions are an impressive 700 mm x 450 mm
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