All our thoughts are obviously with his widow Debbie and his family. But Aggers [= BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew] said to me: “You know Bill would always delight in telling us he was born on the first day of the famous “timeless Test” – the longest ever match between England and South Africa in Durban in 1939 which lasted 10 days.
“Well,” continued Aggers “it just had to be the case that Bill’s funeral was held on the day of the shortest ever Test.”
I think Bill would rather have liked that.
I like that, too.