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Ex-skippers attend Morris’ memorial service

Ex-skippers attend Morris’ memorial service

SYDNEY: Former Test captains Ian Chappell and Michael Clarke were among 200 mourners who attended a public memorial service in Sydney for Australian cricket great Arthur Morris.

Morris, an opening batsman who was regarded as one of the greatest left-handers of all time, was the highest run-scorer on Australia’s 1948 Ashes tour to England.

He died in August aged 93, leaving 86-year-old Neil Harvey —who was also at the service — as the only remaining member of the unbeaten 1948 team, known as the Invincibles.

Tuesday’s service was held in the Members’ Stand at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2015

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