England legend John Edrich, who has scored more than 100 centuries and over 40,000 runs in first-class cricket

Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, London
Fri, 25 Dec 2020 Updated 05:24 PM IST

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Former England opener John Aderick, who scored more than 100 centuries in first-class cricket, died on Friday. At the age of, he breathed his last at his home in Northern Scotland. Edrich was the star of England who scored over 5000 runs at an average of 43 in the T77 Test. During this time he scored 12 centuries and 24 half-centuries. Ederich scored an unbeaten 310 in a Test match against New Zealand in 1965, the fifth highest innings in an English Test so far.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Former England opener John Aderick, who scored more than 100 centuries in first-class cricket, died on Friday. At the age of, he breathed his last at his home in Northern Scotland. Edrich was the star of England who scored over 5000 runs at an average of 43 in the T77 Test. During this time he scored 12 centuries and 24 half-centuries. Ederich scored an unbeaten 310 in a Test match against New Zealand in 1965, which is still the fifth highest innings in an England Test.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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