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Colin Milburn's Cricketing Comeback

Amiable cricket legend “Ollie” Milburn hopes to return to cricket depsite losing partial sight in his left eye following a car accident.

Sport 1970 3 mins

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Cricketing great Colin “Ollie” Milburn, new manager of the International Cavaliers Cricket Team, speaks to Anglia Television. In the previous year, Milburn was involved in a car accident resulting in the partial loss of sight in his left eye. Milburn speaks about his thoughts of a comeback into the sport – will he be able to play again? Milburn also jokes about his stocky build – will he even be fit enough to return to the sport?