John Edrich, former England and Surrey batsman, dies aged 83

  • Edrich played 77 Tests from 1963 to 1977
  • He scored unbeaten 310 against New Zealand

The former England and Surrey batsman John Edrich has died aged 83. Edrich played 77 Tests from 1962 to 1977 and appeared in the world’s first one-day international in 1971 against Australia, hitting the first boundary.

Edrich achieved a Test average of 43.54 and went on to serve as an England selector and batting coach. He famously scored 310 not out against New Zealand in the third Test at Headingley in July 1965.

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