New Delhi -°C
Today in New Delhi, India

Aug 24, 2019-Saturday



Select city

Metro cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Other cities - Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Bhopal , Chandigarh , Dehradun, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi

Saturday, Aug 24, 2019

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.

cricket Updated: Sep 13, 2017 17:23 IST
Jan Brittin represented England in 27 Tests and 63 ODIs.
Jan Brittin represented England in 27 Tests and 63 ODIs. (Twitter/England Cricket )

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.

(Read | India vs Australia - VVS Laxman: IND will win 4-1; Michael Clarke says 3-2 for AUS)

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.

(Read | Charlotte Edwards, ex-England women’s captain, retires from professional cricket)

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

more from cricket