Australia’s raconteur bowler Max Walker dies

Agence France-Presse . Sydney

Former Australia medium-pace bowler and colourful television commentator Max Walker has died aged 68 after a long battle with skin cancer.
Cricket Australia said Walker played 34 Tests between 1972-73 and 1977. He took 138 wickets at 27.47 and played 17 one-day internationals.
Sporting a handlebar moustache, the Tasmanian was a fan favourite nicknamed ‘Tangles’ for his unusual bowling action.
A key figure into the launch of World Series Cricket in the late 1970s, Walker backed up quick legends Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.
Former Test opener and coach Dean Jones tweeted: ‘So sad to hear of the passing of Max Walker.
‘What a great cricketer, author and story teller. Ripper bloke whose smile lit up a room!’

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