The Richies are all devastated by the passing of a great man. Richie Benaud, a charismatic cricketer, creative captain, fierce competitor yet fair combatant. And of course an amazing commentator who entertained and inspired millions of young cricketers around the world.
Our thoughts and sympathies go to Richie's family and friends. He'll live on in our hearts forever.
Here's a story that sums things up on why we do what we do!
Richie Benaud's Biggests Fans Make a Marellous Promise.
Photo from Sydney Morning Herald, @dallaskilponen
Our 6th year of 'The Richies' at the SCG was another cracker!
It started in fine form with Billy Birmingham paying us a surprise visit to teach us the finer points of being a Richie! It was great to see the 12th Man live in person.
The action at the ground continued with Smith making another century as Australia dominated the Indians on Day 2 (Richie Day). The Swarmi Army joined 'The Richies' with their drums and dancing for plenty of friendly rivalry in the stands.
With beautiful weather it was another marvellous Richie Day!