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In Memoriam 2017

2017 in review

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

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