Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

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lightpinprick2Batting legend opens a new innings

September 30 2011 at 12:24pm

From http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/batting-legend-opens-a-new-innings-1.1148153#.UTKp_aK1dt4

Dominic Barnardt

KNYSNA, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 24, Barry Richards and Wessel Witthunn during the Castle Lite pre-dinner drinks on April 24, 2010 at the Simola golf resort in Knysna, South Africa. Photo by Dominic Barnardt / Gallo Images

BARRY Richards was the kind of genius who always found the game pretty easy. Life, however, has proved a more difficult opponent.

Last week, Richards paid a brief visit to the city of his birth and spoke about his family tragedy, his new life in South Africa, the forthcoming visit of Australia and the game he loves.

For a man blessed with such talent, life has not been easy for Richards. Because of apartheid, he only played four Tests for his country in that much-remembered Australian tour from January to March 1970. In those four matches, at Newlands…

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  1. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Craig's List of Writings.


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