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Cowdrey will be missed by England: Hussain

Published: Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 0:00 [IST]
 
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London: England cricket legend Colin Cowdrey has died at the age of 67, the BBC reported on Tuesday. Cowdrey died at his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning a couple of months after suffering a stroke.He was the fourth highest scoring England player in Test history with 7,264 runs from his 114 Tests, averaging 44.06. He scored 22 centuries and still holds the Test record for the highest fourth wicket partnership with Peter May. Together they scored 411 runs against Australia in Sydney in 1946-47.Cowdrey also finished with 107 first class hundreds to his name and 42,719 runs at an average of 44.82. ''Obviously the whole family is deeply saddened by the news,'' his son Chris told the BBC's Radio 5 Live. ''It came as a great shock as he was recovering well from a recent stroke.''England captain Nasser Hussain said, ''As well as being one of the most gifted batsmen of his generation, he was also one of the nicest people you could meet in the game and a good friend to the England team. He will be much missed.'' (c) Reuters Limited. Click here for Restrictions


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