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Former England cricket captain Ray Illingworth has died aged 89, Yorkshire have announced

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Former England cricket captain Ray Illingworth has died aged 89, Yorkshire have announced.

Mr Illingworth, who led England to an Ashes Test series victory over Australia in 1970-71, had been getting radiotherapy treatment for oesophageal cancer.

He played 61 Tests for England between 1958 and 1973, scoring 1,836 Test runs at an average of 23.24 and claimed 122 wickets at 31.20.

He captained England 31 times, winning 12 of those matches.

 Sky News

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