Jan Brittin, former England women’s cricketer, dies aged 58
Jan Brittin, who represented England in 27 Tests and 63 ODIs, was a part of their World Cup winning side in 1993.Updated: Sep 13, 2017 17:23 IST
Former England cricketer Jan Brittin passed away due to cancer at the age of 58.
Brittin, who died on Tuesday, was a part of England’s World Cup-winning side in 1993.
Brittin was the leading run-scorer and century-maker in Women’s Test cricket with five hundreds in her 27 matches between 1979 and 1998, ESPNcricinfo reported.
The right-hander played 63 ODIs, and top-scored with 48 when England beat New Zealand at Lord’s to win the World Cup.
Her Test best of 167 came against Australia at Harrogate in 1998 -- in the penultimate match of her career -- and she opened alongside Charlotte Edwards, who paid tribute on Twitter calling Brittin “her idol”.
First Published: Sep 13, 2017 17:23 IST