Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, London
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 Updated 05:24 PM IST
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Aderich scored in first-class cricket. In 564 matches played between 1956-78, he scored about 40,000 runs at an average of 45. During this time, he scored 103 centuries and 188 half-centuries with his bat.
The England Cricket Board has expressed its condolences to his family over his death.
Iceland are saddened to learn that former England batsman John Adrik has died at the age of 83.
Our thoughts and grief are with his family and friends. – England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_c cricket) December 25, 2020
Former England all-rounder Ian Botham also paid tribute to him. Botham called him a brilliant man, remembering the time he spent with him. “It’s sad to hear the news of John’s death on Christmas Day,” he said.
Very sad news today to wake up on Christmas day and John Adrik has passed away !! A wonderful man with whom I was … lucky enough to spend some quality time with RIP
– Ian Botham (@ Bifi Botham) December 25, 2020
At the same time, former England cricketer Mark Butcher also shared a video of him and paid tribute to him and called Surrey County Cricket Club a great player.
– Mark Butcher (@ MarkButcher72) December 24, 2020
Notably, Idrick hit the first fours of the first ODI played in Melbourne in 1970-71. Apart from this he scored the first half century of international ODI cricket. He also won the first match of the match by scoring 82 off 119 balls. However, he played only seven ODIs in his career.