1. Richie Benaud said: "I'll be doing Australian cricket next year—2010—but I don't do any television at all anywhere else now and when I finish next year, then I'll be doing other things.
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11. Richie Benaud was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1961 for services to cricket.
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15. Richie Benaud stated he would spend the Northern Hemisphere summer in Britain writing, and would continue working for the Nine Network in Australia.
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16. Richie Benaud chose to end his British commentary career, which spanned more than 42 years, when the rights to broadcast live Test match cricket were lost by Channel 4 to the subscription broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting.
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19. In 2004, Richie Benaud starred in a series of television advertisements for the Australian Tourism Commission, aimed at promoting Australia as a tourist destination.
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20. Richie Benaud helped to design a computer-based parody of himself available for download off Channel 4's website called "Desktop Richie".
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23. Richie Benaud had the tendency to bowl around the wicket at a time when he was one of the first players to do so; it had an influence on spin bowlers like Shane Warne and Ashley Giles.
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32. Richie Benaud hit a ball into the covers and the pair attempted a quick single when a direct hit from Joe Solomon saw Davidson run out.
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35. Richie Benaud was unable to maintain the standards he had set in the West Indies, contributing little apart from the Lord's Test.
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36. Richie Benaud secured his place after scoring 125 against Queensland at the start of the season, although his lead-up form in two matches against England for his state and an Australian XI was not encouraging.
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38. Richie Benaud scored his maiden first-class century, 117 against South Australia, in the next match, two years after falling short of the milestone by seven runs.
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39. Richie Benaud was given a chance against the visiting team when New South Wales played them in Sydney after the First Test.
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41. Richie Benaud had more success with the bat, scoring 93 and narrowly missing a century against South Australia.
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42. Richie Benaud took the wicket of Queensland batsman Bill Brown in his third match of the season.
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44. In November 1948, at the age of 18, Richie Benaud was selected for the New South Wales Colts, the state youth team.
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45. Richie Benaud was born in Penrith, New South Wales, in 1930.
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