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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: the 1966 interview

This is the full version of John Reason’s interview with Basil D’Oliveira in 1966, which appeared in The Cricketer. An edited extract of this article is published in the January 2012 issue of the magazine to mark the death of … Continue reading

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Worcester Cathedral to hold D’Oliveira memorial service

Former Worcestershire and England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira will be remembered at a Memorial Service at Worcester Cathedral in the New Year. D’Oliveira died on November 18 aged 80 after a lengthy illness and is due to be cremated by the … Continue reading

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The D’Oliveira affair: read The Cricketer from 1968

The death of Basil D’Oliveira has recalled the tumultuous events of 1968, when England’s tour of apartheid South Africa was called off due to the all-rounder’s eventual inclusion in the squad. The Cricketer magazine covered the story in great depth, … Continue reading

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CMJ: The strength and serendipity of Basil D’Oliveira

Anyone who got to know Basil D’Oliveira in England or his native South Africa before his old age was left with an indelible impression of strength and dignity. Barrel-chested power and penetrating brown eyes were the physical characteristics that struck … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira tributes from Rhodes and Fearnley

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has paid tribute to former county and England all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira who has died aged 80. D’Oliveira, who had been in deteriorating health for several years, is the father of Worcestershire’s Academy director and … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira’s grandson wins contract at New Road

The name D’Oliveira will be back in Worcestershire’s first team squad next season. Leg-spinner Brett D’Oliveira, grandson of former England all-rounder Basil and son of Damian, a former Worcestershire all-rounder who is now the county’s Second XI and academy coach, … Continue reading

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