John Edrich

Edrich 77 Tests for England, making 12 centuries and finishing with an average of 43.54.

A Surrey Big Name, he made 39,790 first-class runs overall from 564 matches, including 103 centuries. Edrich is one of only 25 men to compile 100 first-class tons.

He was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2000 but lived long past the seven years that was predisposed at that time. Edrich died of natural causes at his home in Scotland.

Edrich believed injections of mistletoe that he received from 2005 had extended his life and enabled him to cope with a rare form of blood cancer.


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