RIP Graham Dilley

Hero of Headingley

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yeo
05/10/2011 at 14:01
Sad news /forum/smilies/sad_smiley.gif
05/10/2011 at 14:07
that was sudden.... RIP

it will however bring back the famous quote

"Lillee, caught Willey, bowled Dilley" Perth test 1985
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
05/10/2011 at 18:46

Only 52 as well  

RIP Mr G Dilley.

05/10/2011 at 19:10
Very sad indeedfor he was a good bowler but wasn't Willis the hero of Headingly 81???
yeo
05/10/2011 at 19:19

Fair point, FF, Willis did bowl 'em out

but on this sad day I'm thinking of Dilley's supporting role to Botham's slog

A hero rather than THE hero

05/10/2011 at 19:27
Equally fair point............
06/10/2011 at 16:44

When they talk about Headingley 81 I always think Dilley isn't given enough credit.

Ok Willis was outstanding and Beefy scored 100 but without Dilley it wouldn't have happened. It isn't like he just held up an emd and let Beefy score, he actually scored 56 out of a 117 partnership. Given how Beefy played I doubt main people shared a 100 partnership and managed to get such high percentage of the runs.

RIP Graham Dilley


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