Alan Richards or 'Grandpa Richards' as I called him was a well known New Zealand cricket and football commentator. He died on 27 December aged 91 in Auckland. He was my father's godfather. Grandpa Richards is very well known in New Zealand for covering some of the country's finest and most exciting sporting moments like thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underarm_bowling_incident_of_1981 and the All Whites football journey to the World Cup in 1982. He was the first sports commentator to broadcast from China in 1975. In a country that loves and worships sport, Grandpa Richards will be remembered for being a part of New Zealand's sporting history through his captivating and exciting broadcasts.
RIP Grandpa Richards with love from 'Scallywag'.