When I read of the death of someone a similar age to myself, it's always a reminder that I'm not getting any younger. Graham Dilley, the former Kent, Worcestershire and England bowler, died today, reportedly from liver cancer, at the age of 52.
The father of Worcester Warriors' captain Chris Pennell, Dilley is possibly best remembered for his Test Match debut in 1979 when he bowled to Australian Dennis Lillee who was caught by Peter Willey resulting in the classic scorecard entry of:
"Lillee c Willey b Dilley"I used to think that 52 was a good innings. Not so much any more. Another reminder that our wins and losses on the exchanges are not quite as important as we sometimes imagine.