Ray Illingworth, Former England Test Captain, Passed Away

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29 December 2021 Current Affairs:Ray Illingworth, a former England captain, has Passed Away on 25 December.

Highlights:

  • Raymond Illingworth CBE was an English cricketer, cricket commentator, and administrator who was born on June 8, 1932. 
  • On June 8, 1932, Illingworth was born in Pudsey, West Riding of Yorkshire. He was a member of the Farsley Cricket Club as a teenager.
  • He was one of only nine players in first-class cricket history to take 2,000 wickets and score 20,000 runs as of 2015.
  • Between 1958 and 1973, he played 61 Tests for England and captained the team 31 times, winning 12 matches and the Ashes series in Australia in 1970. 
  • He was an all-rounder who averaged 23.24 in Test cricket and took 122 wickets with his off-spin bowling at 31.20. 
  • Between 1993 and 1996, he served as chairman of the England selectors and coached the team in 1995-96.

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