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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:35 pm

Nominated for an Oscar for Chariots of Fire. Looking him up I've seen him in a lot of films, but can't remember him very well in them. I've thought he was in something and it turns out to be John Hurt. I remember him clearly in Chariots though, even though I saw it once nearly 40 years ago.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:44 pm

Although I have seen some of his earliest films, I remember him first in Alien, and then in time bandits. I have seen COF but apart from the beach and the quadrangle I don't remember that much about it. There was Tarzan, of course, but Ralph Richardson stole that show. After that it would be the fifth element
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Re: RIP thread

Postby DiligentDefence » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:27 pm

Sir Everton Weekes has passed away at the age of 95. One of the 3W's and still holding the record of 5 test centuries in a row. RIP.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:33 pm

Just saw that. Surprised he was still with us. Obviously not only one of the West Indies greats, but one of the best from anywhere. From Barbados, the greatest cricketing country in the world.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby alfie » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:22 am

One of the great names , indeed.

Never saw him play...just slightly too early for me. But the reputation endured. From the rising part of the great West Indian story...

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Re: RIP thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:54 pm

I'm sure he commentated for a while on the beeb. A long time ago, of course, if it was the beeb

Which of the 3W's became a pastor/preacher?
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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:54 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:Which of the 3W's became a pastor/preacher?

I thought it was Weekes.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:31 pm

From BBC site, Weekes was the third oldest living test cricketer, junior to South African John Watkins and England's Don Smith.

Can't see from Wiki that any of the 3Ws was a preacher. They all stayed in cricket afterwards, then Weekes and Worrell had some involvement in politics and admin.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby DiligentDefence » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:54 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:From BBC site, Weekes was the third oldest living test cricketer, junior to South African John Watkins and England's Don Smith.

Can't see from Wiki that any of the 3Ws was a preacher. They all stayed in cricket afterwards, then Weekes and Worrell had some involvement in politics and admin.

Wes Hall became a preacher but well after he retired from cricket.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:40 pm

Clearly I was undone by Hall being sneaky and having his FIRST name start with a W.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby mikesiva » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm

DiligentDefence wrote:Sir Everton Weekes has passed away at the age of 95. One of the 3W's and still holding the record of 5 test centuries in a row. RIP.

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Re: RIP thread

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Jack Charlton has died. Another 1966 World Cup winner. But just as memorable as eccentric, route one Republic of Ireland boss. And just as direct, a quintessentially bluff, blunt speaking northerner.
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Re: RIP thread

Postby alfie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:18 pm

Another hero of 1966 gone ...and a larger than life character from all accounts. Much loved in Ireland after what he did for their football too . RIP Big Jack :salute
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Re: RIP thread

Postby Durhamfootman » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:57 pm

Lymphoma seemingly. I didn't know he was suffering from dementia

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Re: RIP thread

Postby GarlicJam » Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:41 pm

alfie wrote:Another hero of 1966 gone ...and a larger than life character from all accounts. Much loved in Ireland after what he did for their football too . RIP Big Jack :salute

yes, we were living in Ireland towards the end of his time in charge of RoI. Probably the best loved Englishman in Ireland.
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