With 2018 upon us, we take a look back and remember those from the cricketing world we lost in 2017.
Among them was ICC Hall of Famer Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, a former England captain and pioneer for the women’s game. Heyhoe-Flint was instrumental in setting up the sport’s first ever ICC World Cup in 1973 in which she led England to victory, was the first woman to hit a six in Tests, and held the record for Test run-scoring at the time of her retirement. She died in January a true legend of the game.
The full list of those from the ICC cricket family who passed away in 2017 is below.
|18-Jan-17||Rachael Heyhoe-Flint||Eng||Led England to victory in ICC Women’s World Cup 1973|
|03-Feb-17||Lou Rowan||Aus||One of Australia's leading umpires in the 1960s, officiating in 25 Tests between 1963 and 1971|
|17-Feb-17||Peter Richardson||Eng||Played 34 Tests for England, scoring five hundreds in his first 16 Tests|
|01-Mar-17||John Hampshire||Eng||Scored a century on Test debut and subsequently umpired 21 Tests and 20 ODIs|
|07-May-17||Mahendra Gupte||Ind||Stood in 1 Test and 1 ODI from 1983 to 1985|
|16-May-17||Megan Lowe||Eng||Toured Australia and New Zealand with England, playing four of the first Women’s Test matches in 1948-49|
|04-Jun-17||Ravi Subramanyam||Ind||Stood in five Women's IT20s from 2012 to 2016|
|11-Jun-17||SR Ramchandra Rao||Ind||Stood in one Test and three ODIs from 1983 to 1987|
|03-Aug-17||Chandra Sathe||Ind||Stood in five ODIs from 1993 to 2000|
|04-Aug-17||Trevor Martin||NZ||Stood in 15 Tests from 1963 to 1973 and was awarded the MBE for services to cricket|
|05-Aug-17||Doug Insole||Eng||Played nine Test matches for England, subsequently serving as the team's chairman of selectors and as President of the MCC|
|18-Aug-17||Don Shepherd||Eng||Took 2,218 first-class wickets, the most of any player never to play Test cricket|
|01-Sep-17||Ralph Dellor||Eng||Author and broadcaster, most recently commentated on the ICC WWC 2017 in England|
|12-Sep-17||Jan Brittin||Eng||The leading female Test run-scorer and century maker of all time, with five centuries and 1,935 runs. Part of England’s 1993 World Cup-winning team|
|17-Sep-17||Bob Holland||Aus||Australia's third-oldest Test debutant (38), he took 34 wickets in 11 Tests from 1984 to 1986|
|21-Sep-17||Vera Burt||NZ||Played three Tests for New Zealand from 1948 to 1969 and also gained national honours for hockey|
|17-Oct-17||Dawn Pugh||Eng||First team scorer for Worcestershire CCC, who scored for Australia in the 2013 Lord's Ashes Test|
|30-Oct-17||Maturi Sridhar||Ind||Former BCCI General Manager, also averaged 48.91 in 97 first-class matches|
|10-Nov-17||Milkha Singh||Ind||Played four Tests from 1960 to 1961, and was the mainstay of the Tamil Nadu batting for a decade|
|14-Nov-17||Grahame Chevalier||SA||Slow left-armer who took five wickets in his only Test, against Australia in 1970|
|30-Nov-17||Sreerupa Bose||Ind||A medium-pace all-rounder who played two ODIs in 1985, conceding just 35 runs off 13 overs|
|30-Nov-17||Russell Evans||Eng||A first-class umpire who stood in two Women's ODIs and one Women's IT20 match from 2010 to 2011|
|29-Dec-17||Clyde Cumberbatch||WI||Umpired 12 Tests and 26 ODIs between 1981 and 1997|
Personalise your homepage with an ICC account
News, fixtures and updates tailored to your favourite team. Never miss a moment!