A private funeral and commemoration service attended by family members and former players has been held for former Australian captain and legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud.

Former players Shane Warne and Ian Chappell attended, as did former team-mate and Anglican lay-preacher Brian Booth, who led the service.

Benaud died on Friday, aged 84, after complications from skin cancer.

He was remembered in a private funeral attended only by his immediate family.

But later at the commemoration service, Warne and Chappell were joined by former Australia captain Mark Taylor and current test skipper Michael Clarke.

In the memorial booklet, Benaud?s family described him as ?a special person who means so much to each of us in many different ways?.

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