Cricket News: The bad news is that the England team is currently playing the Ashes series in Australia. One of England’s iconic cricketers
Cricket News: The bad news is that the England team is currently playing the Ashes series in Australia. Former England captain Ray Illingworth (89), one of England’s iconic cricketers, has died. Illingworth captained England to a Test series victory in Australia in 1970-71. He is being treated for cancer. Yorkshire County reported his death. After retiring from cricket, Illingworth also worked as a commentator, manager and coach. Illingworth played 61 Tests for England between 1958 and 1973. 1836 runs, took 122 wickets. He captained England in 31 matches, winning 12 of them.
Ray was born on June 8, 1932. He started playing cricket with a local club in Forsley. He also served in the Royal Air Force. He made his Yorkshire debut in 1951. He scored 56 in the first match. Illingworth all-rounder. He started as a fast bowler but later became an off spinner. He scored 1000 runs and took 100 wickets in Tests. Made his debut against New Zealand at Old Trafford. Illingworth was instrumental in Yorkshire’s victory. He has been part of the team’s seven county championship victories since 1958.
Under his captaincy, Yorkshire has won the title three times in a row since 1966. He then became captain of Leicestershire in 1969. He made his debut for England that year at the age of 37. Initially he became captain to replace the injured Colin Cowdrey. He then continued as captain Under his captaincy England remained unbeaten for three years. The biggest success of his captaincy was winning the Ashes series in 1970-71. England won the seven-match Test series 2-0.
We are deeply saddened to learn that Ray Illingworth has passed away.
Our thoughts are with Ray’s family and the wider Yorkshire family who held Ray so dear to their hearts #OneRose pic.twitter.com/nvQa2f7RMz
– Yorkshire CCC (orYorkshireCCC) December 25, 2021