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Amiss acknowledged for splendid half-century

Representatives from the ECB and Warwickshire CCC celebrated 50 years in cricket for Bears and England legend Dennis Amiss at Edgbaston this weekend.

Amiss enjoyed a 27-year career as a player, scoring a remarkable 102 first-class centuries including 11 in Tests for England.

After retiring as a player in 1987, he served Warwickshire as chairman of the cricket committee and followed David Heath as chief executive from 1994 until 2005.

In 1992 he was made as an England selector and also served as ECB Deputy Chairman before retiring from the post recently.

In honour of a great career in the sport, ECB Chairman Giles Clarke and Warwickshire Chairman Norman Gascoigne presented Amiss with an engraved, silver presentation bat at the Champions Trophy match between England and Australia, which lists his career playing statistics and the administrative roles he has held.

Gascoigne said: “Dennis has not only been a great role model for cricketers around the role, but a fantastic ambassador for the game, who has made a massive impact in all positions that he’s held in the game.

“He’s played a critical role in the development of Warwickshire CCC and the stadium at Edgbaston that we see today, so it was an honour to be part of the presentation to celebrate one of the club’s greatest ever half-centuries.”

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