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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Jack Bond, Lancashire skipper of the early 70s, aged 87. Given that he helped mould the Red Rose county into a world-class one-day team the announcement of his death yesterday was particularly poignant. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/14/jack-bond-obituary
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    Political Frailty

    Well the Japanese are well known for their longevity ...
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    Olivia Newton-John

    And self-medicating … what would Sandy have said? https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/celebrity/olivia-newton-john-says-shes-using-home-grown-cannabis-to-treat-pain-caused-by-breast-cancer/ar-BBUwFmI?ocid=spartanntp
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    19. Gordon Banks

    Especially as he would have worn the number one jersey, back in the day .. when all the keepers wore green ? Last time I watched football, in other words. I guess DL 2019 was his final save. Fondly remembered from … those weird coins they used to give away at petrol stations.
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    48. Shane MacGowan

    Extremely unlikely I would say, given that Her Maj would herself be over 130 by then … most of us who make that milestone would get one from William V, I suppose - if they're still doing them by then. I was going to say, surely not eligible? But he was born in Tunbridge Wells, of all places. Joint nationality, perhaps?
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    Barbara Windsor

    Luvvies from 'Enders (and Scott) are going to be pounding the pavements of London for her … https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/celebrity/barbara-windsors-devoted-husband-scott-mitchell-joins-some-of-her-closest-friends-as-they-prepare-to-run-the-london-marathon-for-dementia-revolution/ar-BBRXg43?ocid=spartanntp
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    The Dead of 2019

    Former actress and model Annalise Braakensiek - sounds like a sad one, this. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/model-and-ex-home-and-away-actress-found-dead-in-apartment/ar-BBRTQPq?ocid=spartandhp
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    Oakman was at a dinner once, with Laker, and was introduced as 'the man who took all those catches off Jim Laker's bowling.' Laker piped up, "not still dining out on that, are you Oaky?" Meanwhile here's one who got away, for now … brother of the much more famous Brendon. https://uk.yahoo.com/sports/news/former-zealand-cricketer-denies-own-124615850.html
  9. A guest on the Steve Wright show not half an hour ago, talking about Kenny Everett. Recorded, presumably? But weirdly topical.
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    He was one of the 'dancing sailors' in that famous Morecambe and Wise routine wasn't he. Without watching it again I wonder how many from that are still around. I think Michael Aspel might have been one of them?
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    Jean-Marie Le Pen

    Why's he got a 'dead' tag next to his name, already? Are you going to throw him on the wagon, Python style?
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    Spy corner

    Just discovered today, through his Times obit, that Michael Bettaney, an MI5 officer jailed for 23 years in 1984 for attempting to pass secrets to the Russians, died in August aged 68. I remember his case very well, probably because he lived in my home town of Coulsdon in Surrey.
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    Cricket Thread. Only Mad Dogs And Englishmen

    1960s Middlesex and England wicket-keeper John Murray dies at 85: http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/24190817/middlesex-england-keeper-john-murray-dies He was his generation's Jack Russell, often omitted from England teams in favour of batsman-keeper Jim Parks.
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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Not sure what you'd call famous, but the old Sussex and England captain Arthur Gilligan would appear to fit that description - I believe his brother Harold was of similar views, but can't find conformation of that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Gilligan
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    Eva Marie Saint

    Yeah, we could be waiting for Eva ...

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