Ross Goldsmith was a chilled out entertainer in the true style of some of the all time greats... Viv Richards,
Sir Richard Hadlee, Sir Don Bradman, Bruce Edgar, Shayne O'Connor, Hamish Marshall, Jeff Wilson. They're all
cricketers that have contributed a little something to the Legend that is Ross Goldsmith.
It's said that someone once saw Ross decapitate a possum with just a stare. He can also prove calculus from
first principles without the use of pen, paper or watchin early 70s editions of maths programmes published
by the Open University. In short, Ross is a Renaissance Man.
Ross had all the skills that a cricketer needs to possess. A sturdy grip on his ball allowed him to pelt
it down with an astonishing turn that made grown batsmen weep. With the bat in hand, he caressed the ball to
all parts of the netting. With cigarette in mouth and pint in hand, he looked like the very embodiment of cricket
so personnified by W.G.Grace.
Ross. Wherever you are, the TAB cricket team salutes you!
Andrew Newman August 2007