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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.

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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