John Edrich

English Test and County cricketer John Edrich

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.
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Birthday
21 June 1937
home town
England

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Howzat? Former England batsman claims mistletoe injections cured cancer which should have killed him five years ago
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
Ex-England batsman John Edrich, of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, was given seven years to live in 2000 after being diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia.
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'Australia need to find fresh talent' - ESPNcricinfo.com
Google News - over 6 years
John Edrich was a fine player, Basil D'Oliveira was a top player. But we didn't have the length in batting. We depended on having the quality of the bowling to keep a hold of the game. We didn't let the game get away from us at all because we had five
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Monday’s sports letters: Humphreys serves as reminder of terrible Owls decline - Yorkshire Post
Google News - over 6 years
But I'd pick Derek Underwood instead of Johnny Wardle, and Graham Gooch instead of John Edrich. Mind you, I can see the day when May, Cowdrey and Graveney are replaced by Bell, Cook and Pietersen (reluctantly), such is the strength of the current team
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Liverpool 'gun down' Arsenal as 'white-washed' India go up the 'Swanny!' - Euro Weekly News
Google News - over 6 years
... 1938), Wally Hammond's 336 (v New Zealand , 1933), Graham Gooch's 333 (v India , 1990), Andy Sandham's 325 (West Indies, 1930) and John Edrich's 310 (v New Zealand , 1965). The third Test score of 710-7 was England 's third highest of all-time,
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Cook can dish up 40 test centuries says Edrich - Moneycontrol.com
Google News - over 6 years
LONDON (Reuters) - India's Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis of South Africa are the only players to have amassed 40 test centuries and former England opener John Edrich believes Alastair Cook has all the tools to join the pair at the
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Picking the Best Combined Ashes XI in 50 years - The Roar
Google News - over 6 years
Openers: Geoff Boycott, John Edrich, Michael Vaughan, Mike Atherton, Andrew Strauss. Middle order: Colin Cowdrey, Ted Dexter, Mike Gatting, MJK Smith, Graham Gooch, David Gower, Kevin Pietersen. All-rounders: Tony Greig, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff
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Rajan's Wrong 'Un: Mishra's struggles a bitter reminder of what India have lost - The Independent
Google News - over 6 years
It was this ball that Chandra used to castle John Edrich at The Oval, having heard a demand from his fielders to bowl it, and deciding to follow their instruction halfway through his run-up. Chandra is one of only two Test match players who scored
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Kim pulls out of US Open - Calcutta Telegraph
Google News - over 6 years
The late Barrington's commemorative cap was received by two of his former England and Surrey team-mates John Edrich and Micky Stewart from ICC Director and the England and Wales Cricket Board Chairman Giles Clarke for his induction into the Hall of
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Kennington's venue of epic deeds - The Independent
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Brian Luckhurst, John Edrich, Keith Fletcher and skipper Raymond Illingworth were among those deceived by Chandra, as England collapsed to 101 all out in the second innings and subsequently lost by four wickets. While most of the Indian team went home
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Six for glory - ESPNcricinfo.com
Google News - over 6 years
Chandrasekhar It was the ball which castled John Edrich that made me aware that things could happen on this wicket. Edrich, a most dangerous batsman, effective, and capable of the long innings, played forward helplessly
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England v India: second Test live - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 6 years
OVER 27: IND 57/6 Tendulkar 33* Harbhajan 1* I've thumbed through my copy of Dickie Bird's autobiography, Peter Rowntree (see Over 25), and the only mentions of John Edrich I've found are as an excellent captain and a prodigious pie-eater
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Cricket crazy complications - Khaleej Times
Google News - over 6 years
Across the table is John Edrich, the memorable English opener who did not know how to flash his bat, and did not know how to get out. I think he was a trifle upset to learn how often I, as an ardent schoolboy, wished he was ill and unable to play
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England v India - live! - The Guardian
Google News - over 6 years
John Edrich? Is it that we don't have the talent? Cook's 235 in Australia is the next highest after Gooch's 333, a full hundred shy. Gayle has scored a triple century, Sehwag, Jayawardene, Hayden etc. Are we really that weak?" Putting the merits of Big
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Four decades on, Dhoni's men set out to emulate Wadekar's feat - Times of India
Google News - over 6 years
With players of the calibre of John Edrich, Geoffery Boycott, Brian Lackhurst, Basil D'Oliviera, Alan Knott, John Snow, Derek Underwood and Peter Lever, they were arguably at their strongest ever, writes Chetan Narula in his book 'Skipper',
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The triple - ESPNcricinfo.com
Google News - over 6 years
Nor were the sixties productive, with only Bob Simpson, Bob Cowper and John Edrich reaching the mark. That these doughty warriors made cricket's highest individual scores in an otherwise fertile decade tells a tale about the state of the game
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'I gave my heart and soul in that stint' - The Hindu
Google News - over 6 years
“I wanted to bowl a googly to John Edrich. At that time Dilip Sardesai and I used to track the races and there was this fast horse called Mildred. So when I was about to run in and bowl, Dilip yelled Ek Mildred daal (bowl a Mildred)
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Cricket column by former Gloucestershire chairman John Light - Gloucestershire Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
Two Surrey ex-presidents were there (John Edrich and Micky Stewart). They summed matters up. “You have nine homegrown players, we have only four - our purchasing policy is getting us nowhere,” they said. I came home glowing
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Feiern ohne Ende! - hpd.de
Google News - over 6 years
Ein Papst ist dabei (Leo IX), diverse SchriftstellerInnen (Ian McEwan, Francoise Sagan, Jean-Paul Sartre), etliche Musiker (Leo Sayer, Nils Lofgren, Manu Chao), eine Nobelpreisträgerin (Shirin Ebadi) einige Sportler (John Edrich, Michel Platini) und
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 74
    In 2012 he said he had been cured of cancer by a course of injections of mistletoe extract, and was fit and active again.
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  • 2006
    Age 68
    In 2006–07 he served as President of Surrey County Cricket Club.
  • 2000
    Age 62
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1995
    Age 57
    In 1995 he was named as England's batting coach.
  • FORTIES
  • 1981
    Age 43
    He became a Test selector in 1981.
  • 1978
    Age 40
    Edrich finished his first-class career in 1978, having scored 39,790 runs.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 39
    During the 1977 county cricket season, Edrich scored his 100th first-class century, playing for Surrey against Derbyshire.
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  • 1974
    Age 36
    On the tour of Australia in 1974–75, his fortune regarding injuries did not improve.
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  • 1968
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 27
    He had by now become an established member of the England batting line-up, rarely omitted unless injured. Beginning with the 1965-66 Ashes series, he sometimes batted at number three rather than, as hitherto, opening the innings.
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    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 26
    However, he was not selected for the 1964-65 tour of South Africa.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 18
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on June 21, 1937.
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