John Edrich Biography, John Edrich Wiki, Age, Net Worth
Former England batsman John Edrich, who made more than 100 first-class centuries, has died at the age of 83, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
During a Test career of 77 matches, Edrich scored more than 5,000 runs for England, including 12 centuries. The former Surrey captain scored 103 hundred and more than 39,000 rounds in top-notch cricket.
“With John’s death, we lost a prolific and fearless hitman – one of the distinguished few who has signed more than 5,000 races for the UK,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison said in a statement.
“His duels with some of the best fast bowlers in the world were legendary, and the 310’s failure to oppose New Zealand in 1965 remains the fifth highest Test score by a British batter.
“Unfortunately he will be missed and our thoughts will be with his family and friends.”
Edrich took his first test against the West Indies in 1963 and finished his career at the highest level against the same opposition in 1976.
Ian Botham, England’s former multi-faceted player, managed the tributes.
“Today is very sad news [Friday] to wake up on Christmas Day and be told that John Edrich is dead,” Botham said on Twitter. “He’s a great guy that I’m lucky enough to spend quality time with RIP.”
Former England and Surrey shooter Mark Butcher said: “A Test triple century and a Surrey Cricket legend. REST IN PEACE.”
Edrich played in his first one-day international match against Australia in 1971 in Melbourne, crossing the first border, making the first half century and being named man of the match.