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Edrich played 77 test matches between 1963 and 1976 during a 13-year international career and scored 5138 runs at 43.54 with 12 centuries

The left-hander was only the eighth player in the game’s history to achieve a triple century when he scored an unbeaten 310s against New Zealand in Headingley in 1965 that included 52 fours and five sixes, and was also the first to score in the one-day international cricket reached a limit

Edrich is one of only 25 men to have made 100 prime centuries – he made a total of 103 – when he served Surrey with Honors between 1958 and 1978

His Test debut was against the West Indies in June 1963, and his international career, in which he also played seven ODIs, ended in July 1976 against the same opposition

Edrich was diagnosed with the rare and incurable form of leukemia known as Waldenstrom in 2000

“I hadn’t seen a doctor in about 10 years,” Edrich said “But I’ve been tired for a while. After doing blood tests, they discovered leukemia. It was quite a shock. You can’t fight it. You have to trust yours.” Counselor and treatment have “

Very sad news today to wake up on Christmas Day to find out that John Edrich has passed away !! A wonderful man I was fortunate enough to spend time with RIP

Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the ECB, said: “In John’s death, we lost a productive and fearless batsman – one of the select few to win more than 5Having scored 000 runs for England “His duels with some of the best fast bowlers in the world have been legendary and it is testament to his ability that his 310, not knocked out by New Zealand in 1965, remains the fifth highest Test rating of an English batsman. He unfortunately becomes be missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends “

Edrich’s contribution to Surrey was highlighted in 2015 when he opened the John Edrich Gates at the pavilion end of the Kia Oval

He was also voted the club’s greatest XI of all time last year after being over 39Had completed 000 first-class runs

Surrey Chairman Richard Thompson said: “John Edrich was truly one of the best players to have ever played for our club and his death is an incredibly sad moment for all of us

“It was a great honor to be able to call John a friend, from his brave and charismatic eyelashes, to sitting next to him in our committee room, to learning the game

“On behalf of all members of the club, I would like to extend our condolences to all of John’s friends, family and fans around the world, both inside and outside the game”

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