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Former England batsman John Edrich passes away

ECB saddened to learn of the death of batsman who scored over 5,000 Test runs for England.

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Former England batsman John Edrich passes away

Edrich played in 77 Tests and played county cricket for Surrey

The ECB is saddened to learn of the death of former England batsman John Edrich at the age of 83.
 
Edrich, a left-handed batsman, scored more than 5,000 runs for England during a 77-match Test career spanning 13 years between 1963 and 1976. He captained England in one Test.
                                                                             
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “With John’s passing, we’ve lost a prolific and fearless batsman – one of the select few who have scored more than 5,000 runs for England.
 
“His duels with some of the world’s best fast bowlers were legendary, and it’s a testament to his ability that his 310 not out against New Zealand in 1965 remains the fifth highest Test score by an English batsman. He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”
 
Edrich played for county cricket for Surrey and accumulated more than 39,000 First Class runs during his career.

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