Former England batsman Edrich dies aged 83

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VIDEO SHOWS: FILE FOOTAGE OF FORMER ENGLAND BATSMAN, JOHN EDRICH

SHOWS:

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 22, 1964) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) (MONOCHROME)

1. ENGLAND BATSMAN, JOHN EDRICH HITTING A BOUNDARY DURING THE SECOND INNINGS OF A TEST MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND

2. MATCH IN PROGRESS

3. EDRICH HITTING ANOTHER BOUNDARY ON HIS WAY TO MAKING A CENTURY / BALL THROWN BACK TO BOWLER

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 26, 1964) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) (MONOCHROME)

4. EDRICH HITTING A SINGLE FOR THE MCC DURING A TOUR MATCH AGAINST AUSTRALIA

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - DECEMBER 27, 1967) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) (MONOCHROME)

5. EDRICH WITH MCC TEAM MATES AS THEY PREPARE TO BOARD TO PLANE FOR A TOUR OF WEST INDIES

6. MCC PLAYERS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

7. FAMILY WAVING

LANGA, SOUTH AFRICA (MARCH 5, 1989) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

8. ENGLAND'S EDRICH AND DENNIS AMISS (RIGHT) WALKING OUT TO BAT IN AN EXHIBITION MATCH

STORY: Former England batsman John Edrich, who made more than 100 first-class centuries, has died at the age of 83, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

Edrich scored more than 5,000 runs for England during a 77-match test career, including 12 centuries. The former Surrey captain notched 103 hundreds and more than 39,000 runs in first-class cricket.

"With John's passing, we've lost a prolific and fearless batsman - one of the select few who have scored more than 5,000 runs for England," ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison said in a statement.

"His duels with some of the world's best fast bowlers were legendary, and it's a testament to his ability that his 310 not out against New Zealand in 1965 remains the fifth highest Test score by an English batsman.

"He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends."

Edrich made his test debut against West Indies in 1963, ending his career at the highest level against the same opposition in 1976.

Edrich played in the first-ever one-day international, against Australia at Melbourne in 1971, hitting the first boundary, making the first half-century and being named man-of-the-match.

(Production: Tim Hart)

Video Transcript

[NO AUDIO]

DENNIS AMISS: Um [INAUDIBLE]

JOHN EDRICH: No, I didn't play in that. I was gone by then.

DENNIS AMISS: I remember you and [INAUDIBLE]