Richie Benaud

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud Full Name: Richie Benaud


Profession: Cricketer and Commentator
Why Famous: The first player to reach 200 wickets and 2,000 runs in Test cricket, he has been described as the most influential cricket personality since World War II.

Born: October 6, 1930
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Died: April 10, 2015 (aged 84)

Married Life

  • 1953-01-15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia
  • 1967-07-26 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Historical Events in the Life of Richie Benaud

  • 1952-01-25 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG
  • 1961-08-01 Cricketer Richie Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford
  • 1964-02-12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career