England’s Former Men’s Test player, Don Smith passes away At 97

The English team’s former men’s Test cricketer, Don Smith has lost his life at the age of 97. An English all-rounder who used to also open the innings for the English team, Don Smith had participated in three Tests for England while the tour to take on West Indies’ in 1957, preparing for his international entry at the venue of Lord’s. Subsequently, he took off to guide Sri Lanka prior to living in Adelaide.

The England and Wales Cricket Board officially stated earlier on Wednesday that the English Cricket Board is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of the former English all-rounder, Don Smith at the age of 97. The Board sends its condolences to the former Cricketers spouse, Lyn, and the player’s family and colleagues. 


The former English cricketer, Don Smith relished outstanding career statistics at Sussex, the place where he marked approximately 17,000 runs and amassed a total of  340 dismissals from the interval between 1946-1962

As per the former player’s County club Sussex, subsequent to his cricket profession, the former cricketer, Don Smith had aimed at acquiring a business developing roses in Worthing, however, after a very dusty summer the player was asked to become cricket trainer and groundsman at the venue of Lancing College, employment he performed with significance for more than 20 years. 

Subsequently, In the year 1984 he was asked to serve as the chief trainer for the Sri Lankan national squad and after spending a quick duration in that position he along with his spouse Lyn came to terms in Adelaide where he became a naturalized Australian. 

The previous week, the earth’s ancientest existing first-class player Alan Burgess lost his life at an age of 100. A batsman as well as slow left-arm bowler, Alan Burgess emerged in 11 first-class games playing for Canterbury’s side from the time interval between 1940/41 and 1951/52 and moreover for the New Zealand Squad in the English nation in the year 1945. 

He bowled quite brilliantly and successfully acquired a total of 6 wickets by just conceding 52 runs on his International opener to take on Otago at the venue of Lancaster Park in a clash that had commenced on the day of Christmas in the year 1940.

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