View Full Version : R.I.P. Tony Cozier.

11-05-2016, 04:07 PM
Tony Cozier,The voice of West Indies Cricket,dead at 75 after a long illness :(

Like Richie Benaud last year at least he lived long enough to see his Countrymen win the (20/20) World Cup.

End of a commentary era,once Lawry & Chappell eventually leave the crease its all gone :sob:

Super Mabbutt
11-05-2016, 04:13 PM
Sad news, always enjoyed listening to him on TMS.


Odds Against
11-05-2016, 04:14 PM

Maiden Eagle
11-05-2016, 04:17 PM
Very sad - He was a really good commentator.
I actually he was older than 75, as I seem to have been listening
to him, forever !

Supa Pard
11-05-2016, 04:20 PM

11-05-2016, 04:23 PM
Sad news. Great commentator. R.I.P Tony.

11-05-2016, 04:24 PM
Tony Cozier is the latest in a line of commentators who were not professional players but brought different perspectives to the game. A fine commentator. For years he was the distinctive voice when the Windies were here or we were in the Carribean. A sad loss. RIP Tony Cozier.

Old Joe Paxton
11-05-2016, 04:39 PM
Aw shame
Saw him on telly recently but think it was from some months or even years ago and looked v old
Great commentator and from a great Windies era.
Also the best Caribbean accent from a white (ok maybe mixed race) person ever. Aside from founder of Island records bloke, Wossiname.
RIP Tony

11-05-2016, 04:48 PM
I loved listening to cricket on the radio when I was a kid. These days, not so much.

Tony Cozier was usually on TMS when the West Indies toured here. 1976 is the one imprinted upon my memory. Superb cricket (well, on one side), boiling hot summer days and some great commentators to enhance what was going on on the field, rather than to enjoy the sound of their own voices. Tony Cozier was a valued member of the first group.

Richie Benaud, Laker, Arlott, Johnston, CMJ and now Cozier. Much missed every one of them. RIP.

Worksop Palace
11-05-2016, 05:22 PM
Good grief

Another link to my sporting childhood leaves us.

A truly great commentator with such a differently distinct voice.


Aki Aki Aki
11-05-2016, 06:24 PM
Very sad, great commentator with a wonderful voice.

11-05-2016, 06:36 PM
A great commentator, who like Benaud believed less is often more. Unlike many on Talksh*t & Sky.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe
11-05-2016, 06:52 PM
Sad news.
Such an evocative voice which instantly takes me back to the Blackwash series and that majestic West Indies team. A big loss to Caribbean cricket, too. His honest and frank assessments were not comfortable listening for the cricket board in more recent times.

west country boy
11-05-2016, 07:21 PM
Very sad news. Still, at least we still have "Bl~wers".

12-05-2016, 03:25 AM
That's very sad to hear. He really was the voice of the Carribean. RIP Tony.

Fingers are crossed that the Legend of commentary Bill Lawry hangs on for a few more summers. "He's out, got'em, gone, what a delivery".:love: Bill.