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RIP Andrew Symonds

Wizardman

First Grade
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It was the first thing I saw when I turned on my computer this morning. Very shocking and it happened to yet another larger than life character of our game. I feel for his family and the cricket community. Feeling for Haydos as well....his good mate.
 

Mark B

Juniors
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532
I truely admired this bloke. he was a great player, awesome character and continued entertain us via Fox Cricket with his commentating. RIP Roy!
 

mave

Coach
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f**k me drunk.

Warney
Roy

So devastating to see these blokes go too soon.

So many great memories from 2 of my all time favourite cricketers.

I sincerely hope Damien Martyen and Punter never leave their houses again.
 

Eelectrica

Referee
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RIP Andrew Symonds. Awesome player to watch, and kept commentary interesting. A real tragedy at his age.
Couldn't believe the news when I read it this morning, brain still waking up, trying to comprehend what I'd just read.

Single vehicle accident apparently. I guess it's a reminder to be careful driving the wet.
 
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gUt

Coach
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f**k!!!!

Was at my local gym half way through a workout when I saw this news flash up on one of the news screens. Utterly shocked. Couldnt finish the workout I wanted to, just felt utter shit.

Loved the way he played cricket, and also his commentary so much

RIP Roy, you will be missed by so many
I was at the gym when I learned too. Came up on the telly on one of those breakfast shows. 3 other blokes wordlessly stopped what they were doing to watch. f**ked
 

Menaiduck

Juniors
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349
I lost interest in Australian cricket once he was knifed by those spineless administrators. He was a bloody legend and this is a very sad day.
 

PARRA_FAN

Coach
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17,207
I cannot believe whats happened this year. I'm still in shock, we've lost another champion cricketer. Roy was certainly well liked by many in the cricket community and was entertaining to watch. Another one of the great characters taken too soon and very young.

I feel for the family, my condolences go to his wife and kids and also his close mates. Even though former team mates of his and collegues of Fox cricket who are still coming to terms with the death of Warney.

No doubt Warney and Roy are having a few beers upstairs.
 

mozza91

Coach
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13,015
Really sad news. Loved watching Symonds play he was a true entertainer. Saw him get 150 at the SCG in an ODI and it was one of the best innings I’ve ever seen.
 

Scott

Bench
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I saw his 156 in Wellington live, in 2005. Absolutely destroyed us with brute force. One hell of a player. Probably the best all-round fielder i've ever seen. He had that intimidation factor in the field.

I quite enjoyed his commentary for Fox during the last couple of BBL seasons too. You could tell he was a deep thinker about the game. Also appreciated his dry sense of humour.

Life isn't fair sometimes. RIP Roy.
 

Fangs

Coach
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Can't find the full innings, Robelinda probably had it but unfortunately that channel has been taken down (Just quietly, one of the all time greatest sports Youtube channels):



Symonds announced himself to the world in this WC game. We were toast and he scored his first century for Australia. Even survived two beamers from Waqar Younis. Great memories from the 2003 WC.
 

King-Gutho94

Coach
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Can't find the full innings, Robelinda probably had it but unfortunately that channel has been taken down (Just quietly, one of the all time greatest sports Youtube channels):



Symonds announced himself to the world in this WC game. We were toast and he scored his first century for Australia. Even survived two beamers from Waqar Younis. Great memories from the 2003 WC.
I remember that innings i would have been 8 years old and it was a school night.

I think the game started at 7pm straight after the news on channel 9 who had the coverage.

By the time Roy got out there was closer to my bed time but parents allowed me to stay up and watch Australia bat there innings.

What a sliding doors moment for Roy it was who had never performed at that level before that day despite having numerous chances.

I dont think he was even supposed to play in that game injuries & suspension meant Australia had no choice especially with Warnie being sent home the day before.
 
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