Max Walker, Australian Test cricketer and football player, Died at 68

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Maxwell Henry Norman “Max” Walker was born on September 12, 1948, and died on September 28, 2016.

He was an Australian cricketer and Australian rules football player.

Following six years of balancing first-class cricket in summer, professional football in winter and study for a degree in architecture, Walker earned a place in the Australian cricket team in 1973 and represented his country in the sport until injury ended his career in 1981.

After his retirement he worked as an architect and also commenced a career in radio and television media.

Walker wrote 14 books over a period of thirty years and became a successful public speaker.

Walker’s unorthodox cricket bowling action earned him the nickname “Tangles”, and his larrikin character made him a much-loved figure with the Australian public.

He died of cancer after being diagnosed with the disease two years earlier.

Max Walker passed away at 68 years old.

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