I too thought about Wilf Slack - can't believe it was that long ago when he died. 17 years ago. It only feels like yesterday.
It was the first and only time that I've cried over someone who wasn't family or friend.
Just looking him up on the Middlesex Hall of Fame
, I noticed he was 34 or 35 when he died. I thought he was a bit younger, but I reckon there were 4 or 5 more seasons from him.
I'll never forget that innings of 248 not out.