Statham, a Modest Model of Accuracy, Dies at 69
Byline: PETER JOHNSON
BRIAN STATHAM was the quiet yet always equal partner in the two greatest fast-bowling partnerships English cricket has produced in the post-war era.
'Gentleman George,' who died at 69 yesterday after a long illness, allowed Fred Trueman and Frank Tyson to take most of the glory from their joint achievements, but he could never be overshadowed or underestimated.
His remorseless accuracy, uncanny for a man bowling at his pace, was the perfect foil for Tyson's searing speed during the Ashes win in Australia in 1954-55, and he and Trueman will live forever in the list that includes Lindwall and Miller, Lillee and Thomson, Roberts and …
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Publication information: Article title: Statham, a Modest Model of Accuracy, Dies at 69. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: June 12, 2000. Page number: 66. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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