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swissroll
14-09-2015, 10:58 AM
Legend. Played cricket for England in 4 separate decades and short career at Arsenal as well until crocked. Played golf off scratch - left or right handed, last first class innings at age of 55.

Botham reckoned he was the hardest b****d he ever met.

ExiledStirling
14-09-2015, 11:03 AM
No one fitted the stereotypical image of a Yorkshireman more than him.

Tough, no nonsense, tell it like he sees it.

RIP.

N Herts Eagle
14-09-2015, 11:06 AM
RIP A cricket hero of my youth, as for being hard the battering he took against the pace of Hall and Griffiths sums it up.

NYEagle
14-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Remember him from the late 60's/early 70's. His fielding, so close to the bat, was what I recall. RIP.

desperado
14-09-2015, 01:12 PM
The best win rate (85.7%) of an England captain by some distance

A very brave cricketer, I remember him taking a battering from Mikey Holding without flinching

They don't make 'em like Close any more.

RIP

ExiledStirling
14-09-2015, 01:19 PM
A very brave cricketer, I remember him taking a battering from Mikey Holding without flinching


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Jules
14-09-2015, 01:22 PM
If I was a cricketer, I would hope to be remembered for times when I hit the ball, rather than when it hit me. Would he have been better off as a boxer?

BERT'S HEAD
14-09-2015, 01:41 PM
If I was a cricketer, I would hope to be remembered for times when I hit the ball, rather than when it hit me. Would he have been better off as a boxer?

Close - but no cigar.

yorkshire eagle
14-09-2015, 01:44 PM
another great Yorkshireman gone RIP Closey

Il Padrino
14-09-2015, 01:48 PM
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Crikey...and not a helmet or pad in sight!

RIP

Kylie_Tracey
14-09-2015, 01:57 PM
RIP Closey, that battering he took against Holding was epic, no helmet, not much protection at all, just got on with it.

Owngoal
14-09-2015, 04:11 PM
Saw him and some other England cricketers many years ago getting off a Paris metro train - I always wondered what they were doing in France, hardly known for cricket? Great character.