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UNIHAMMERED 3:01 Fri Dec 25
RIP John Edrich
Aged 83 - a good innings. One of my favourite players growing up.

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Westham67 10:39 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
RIP

Westham67 10:39 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
(nt)

altyhammer 9:08 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
I remember my Mum, not my dad, taking me to the Saturday of a test at the Oval in the early to mid sixties. If my memory is right, he took a catch in the covers from a ball that hardly left the ground going at some speed. Have no idea who it was against though. I took to him from that day. RIP Sir.

VirginiaHam 6:54 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
I didn't know John Edrich, but played quite a bit with Jackers. 1400 1st class wickets form someone who was around 80mph.

He really was a classic bowler. Upright with a great hand position, he bowled away swing and off cutters from over the batsman's off stump. Miss the ball and you're bowled or lbw. If you get inside the line to avoid that, the chances are you'll nick it. Add in the odd bouncer, and he was a handful.

Add to that, h was a top bloke and willing to help anyone and share his knowledge.

RIP Jackers.

Lato 11:02 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
John Edrich was one of the first players I became aware of when I took an interest in Cricket in the early 70's. Top opening batsman, brave as a lion.

RIP John

RIP Robin Jackman

Coffee 8:06 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
Robin Jackman too. Out for 75.

ChesterRd 1:50 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
Went on an overseas cricket tour about 25 years ago and John Edrich was one of the hosts, he was a lovely chap. Had time for everyone. So interesting hearing his thoughts on the days play. I think it was the same tour where Clive Radley was another host. Again top bloke, great laugh even though he was Spurs.

normannomates 12:47 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
Bill was a bit of a lad apparently.. quality

normannomates 12:43 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
back in the day if you showed weakness you were toast.

normannomates 12:38 Sat Dec 26
Re: RIP John Edrich
RIP
The Edrich family name is legendary.
Bill did the biz for middle seaxe back in the day also
Days long gone and abused

Hammer and Pickle 10:57 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
He opened facing Holding and Roberts not even wearing a helmet and is awe-inspiring.

ted fenton 9:18 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Yes FC

Far Cough 6:27 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Didn't Denis Compton and his brother Leslie play for Arsenal?

ted fenton 6:26 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Another top English sportsman passes.

R.I.P. Sir.

martinbritt_63 6:22 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Re Bill Edrich

Edrich's three brothers, Brian, Eric and Geoff, and also his cousin, John, all played first-class cricket. Locally in Norfolk the Edriches were able to raise a full team of eleven. In 1938 a team composed entirely of Edriches beat Norfolk in a one-day match.[2]

Sven Roeder 6:04 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
As they were from Norfolk I will take your word for the exact family relationships.
But the stand at Lords is named after the former Middlesex pair of Bill Edrich & Denis Compton.
Compton was my Mum’s absolute idol so only surprised that neither me or my brother were called Denis.

John Edrich was the one who took on Lillee & Thomson and then the Windies in 1976 when he was in his late 30’s unlike Boycott.
Him and the 40 something Close with no helmets against the 1976 West Indians was real courage

martinbritt_63 5:31 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich

Sven Roeder 4:43 Fri Dec 25

Bill Edrich was his cousin - not his father - another cousin, Geoff - played for Lancashire. I think that five of the family played county cricket.

There are tales - maybe apocryphal - of a complete XI of Edriches being fielded in their native county of Norfolk.

Who knows - anyway a terrific resilient and brave opener. He could score apace too - his 310 no against NZ contained 52 fours and 5 sixes - not bad.

RIP sir.

lab 5:22 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Have his signature on a Surrey bat

Sven Roeder 4:43 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
It’s his dad ( & Denis Compton’s) stand
Did the Lords tour early in the year & it was a building site
Should be finished now in a new improved version?

On The Ball 4:22 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
RIP.

2019 Cricket World Cup Final is on Sky Sports now. His stand performed very well that day.

Sven Roeder 3:16 Fri Dec 25
Re: RIP John Edrich
Old school opener from the era of no helmets & frightening fast bowlers from the West Indies & Lillee/Thomson etc
RIP

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