Richie
Benaud

1930-2105

Sports presenter for radio and television.
1930 - 2015

Richie Benaud was a professional cricketer who captained Australia for 28 of his 63 Test Matches. He became a highly regarded commentator of the sport.

A great all round player, he never lost a series while in charge and was, in 1963, the first cricketer to complete the double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in Test cricket. He remains one of only ten Australians to have scored more than 10,000 runs and taken over 500 wickets in first class cricket. He was also the first player to complete the double of 2,000 runs and 200 wickets in Australian Sheffield Shield cricket. 

Richie began his broadcasting career on BBC Radio in 1960 and became a well known and much loved cricket commentator. He worked for Australia's Channel Nine and Channel 4 in the UK. His autobiography, Richie Benaud: My Spin on Cricket, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2005.



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Television

Presenter 

Producer Gary Franses
Director Rob Sheerlock
Starring
  • Mike Atherton
  • Ian Bishop
  • Geoffrey Boycott
  • Popular sports programme following world cricket.
    Sunset & Vine Productions for Channel 4
    Director Mike Wilmot
    Writer Gary Franses
    Starring
  • Ian Botham
  • Geoffrey Boycott
  • David Gower
  • Long running sports programme following world cricket.
    BBC Television for BBC Sport
    Producer Simon Normington
    Director Gavin Scovell
    Starring
  • Michael Atherton
  • Ian Bishop
  • Tony Greig
  • Highly acclaimed sports programme following cricket's Test Matches.
    Channel 4 Television Corporation for Channel 4
    Producer Gary Franses
    Starring
  • Michael Atherton
  • Geoffrey Boycott
  • Tony Greig

  • Sunset & Vine Productions for Channel 4
    Producer Adam Harvey & Alex Rolls
    Director Gavin Hincks
    Starring
  • Tony Greig
  • Popular sports programme. Richie Benaud discussed world cricket coverage in Australia.
    The Nine Network for Channel 9 Television
    Producer Dylan Jane
    Starring
  • Geoffrey Boycott
  • Ian Chappell
  • Simon Hughes
  • Sports programme. Richie Benaud examined the day's play from the 2009 Ashes.
    Sunset & Vine Productions for Channel Five