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The closest Johnnie Moyes ever came to playing a test match for Australia was in 1914, when he was picked for the tour to South Africa: then war came and the tour got cancelled. After a brief service in the war that brought him a military cross, Johnnie Moyes started as an editor of a leading newspaper in Sydney. It was in 1950 that Johnnie Moyes embarked on a career that was to bring him fame and money. He joined ABC as a commentator in that year.
Johnnie Moyes splashed his commentary with the brightness of his exuberance and painted a picture so vivid for his listeners. Apart from cricket commentary, writing remained a passion for Johnnie Moyes. He has written on many Australian Cricketers and also a comprehensive history of Australian Cricket.
Johnnie Moyes received MBE for his service to cricket. He died on 18th January 1963 at the age of 70.
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