Ray Illingworth: Former England captain dies aged 89 | Cricket News

Ray Illingworth, who led England to victory in the test series over Australia in 1970-71, had undergone radiotherapy for esophageal cancer; he captained England 31 times, winning 12 of those games

Last updated: 25/12/21 14:10


Former cricketer Ray Illingworth has passed away at the age of 89, his former Yorkshire team confirmed

Former England captain Ray Illingworth has died at the age of 89, Yorkshire announced.

Illingworth, who led England to victory in the test series over Australia in 1970-71, had undergone radiation therapy for esophageal cancer.

Illingworth played 61 tests for England between 1958 and 1973, scoring 1,836 test runs at an average of 23.24 and claimed 122 wickets at 31.20.

He captained England 31 times, winning 12 of those games.

His former Yorkshire county released a statement on Saturday, which read: “We are deeply saddened to learn that Ray Illingworth is dead.

Illingworth has captained England 31 times

Illingworth has captained England 31 times

“Our thoughts are with Ray’s family and the larger Yorkshire family who have held Ray so dear to their hearts.”

Illingworth was president of the breeders for England between 1993 and 1996 and coached him in 1995-96.

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