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Cricket: Former England captain Denness dies, aged 72

Former England captain Mike Denness died aged 72 on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Denness was the only Scotsman ever to captain England, leading the team in 19 of his 28 Tests between 1969 and 1975. He also played 12 one-day internationals and went onto become an ICC match referee. Denness was awarded an OBE in this year's New Years Honours for services to sport. His reign as England captain was marred by a strained relationship with Geoff Boycott, then one of the team's star performers.

Cricket: Former England captain Denness dies, aged 72

Former England captain Mike Denness died aged 72 on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Denness was the only Scotsman ever to captain England, leading the team in 19 of his 28 Tests between 1969 and 1975. He also played 12 one-day internationals and went onto become an ICC match referee. Denness was awarded an OBE in this year's New Years Honours for services to sport. His reign as England captain was marred by a strained relationship with Geoff Boycott, then one of the team's star performers.

Former England captain Denness dies aged 72

LONDON (Reuters) - Mike Denness, the only Scotsman to captain England, has died of cancer at the age of 72, the BBC reported on Friday. Denness, a stylish right-hander who led England in 19 of his 28 tests, dropped himself for the fourth test at Sydney on the 1974-75 tour of Australia after he was unable to cope with the pace and fury of quick bowlers Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson. He scored 188 in the final match at Melbourne but Thomson was absent through injury and Lillee bowled only six overs before breaking down.

Cricket: Former England captain Denness dies, aged 72

Former England captain Mike Denness died aged 72 on Friday after a long battle with cancer. Denness was the only Scotsman ever to captain England, leading the team in 19 of his 28 Tests between 1969 and 1975. He also played 12 one-day internationals and went onto become an ICC match referee. Denness was awarded an OBE in this year's New Years Honours for services to sport. His reign has England captain was marred by a strained relationship with Geoff Boycott, then one of the team's star performers.
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