John Edrich

Test and County Cricketer
Born Jun 21, 1937

John Edrich, MBE is a former English cricketer, who played for Surrey and England. He earned a reputation as a dogged and fearless batsman, and his figures show that he was amongst the best players of his generation. He played a total of seventy seven Test matches for England, in an international career lasting from 1963 to 1976. He was renowned for playing the cut, cover drive and was strong off his legs.… Read More

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1937 Birth Born on June 21, 1937.


1956 19 Years Old Having played four first-class matches for Combined Services in 1956 and 1957, whilst doing his national service, Edrich made his first-class debut for Surrey in their final fixture of the 1958 season. … Read More


1964 27 Years Old However, he was not selected for the 1964-65 tour of South Africa.
1965 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Injuries to other players resulted in another recall to the England side for the Third Test against New Zealand at Headingley in July 1965, where he scored 310 not out. … Read More


1968 31 Years Old His form at this time helped England play 27 consecutive Tests without defeat in 1968–71, and lose only one Test out of 40 in 1966–71. … Read More
1974 37 Years Old On the tour of Australia in 1974–75, his fortune regarding injuries did not improve. … Read More


1977 40 Years Old During the 1977 county cricket season, Edrich scored his 100th first-class century, playing for Surrey against Derbyshire. … Read More
1978 41 Years Old Edrich finished his first-class career in 1978, having scored 39,790 runs.
1981 44 Years Old He became a Test selector in 1981.


1995 58 Years Old In 1995 he was named as England's batting coach.


2000 63 Years Old In the summer of 2000, it was announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of incurable leukaemia known as Waldenstrom's, and he was told that he had seven years to live. … Read More
2006 69 Years Old In 2006–07 he served as President of Surrey County Cricket Club.
2012 75 Years Old In 2012 he said he had been cured of cancer by a course of injections of mistletoe extract, and was fit and active again. … Read More
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