Former England cricket captain and coach Ray Illingworth dies aged 89
Ray Illingworth One of the most impactful Player of England cricket in the nostalgic era dies of Esophageal Cancer.
“Ray IIIingworth dies of Oesophageal Cancer.”
The domestic England cricket club Yorkshire recently announced the death of the former England Captain
It is one of the tough times for the England fans and players to accept the real fact and move on.
Ray Illingworth Contributions
- Ray led the England’s in the nostalgic Ashes series, 1970-71 and contributed beautifully to guide his team to win the Ashes Trophy 1970-71.
- He represented the England cricket team from 1958 to 1973 and played 61 test internationals, and scored 1836 test run with an average of 23.24
- He also had the ability with his bowling skills and picked 122 wickets in his entire cricketing career.
- The first-ever One Day International was held in 1971, and Ray played the match. “The man has seen the cricket sport evolving from the start; what an Achievement.”
- After his cricket retirement, he was selected in the England international players selectors committee between 1993 and 1996 and also served as the Head of England’s team from 1995 to 1996
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It’s An Emotional and Breaking Phase
The England Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said that “I feel sad to know that the person who has contributed to England in the most valuable way, is no more with us” “God Give Strength to his family.”
‘He was a beautiful cricketer with a humble heart and the deepest passion in his heart for cricket’
The two domestic teams Ray represented in his earlier days games, Yorkshire and Leicestershire, the two teams expressed their sadness and said some Beautiful words for ray!
Yorkshire said, “We are there for ray and his family, God bless him with a beautiful afterlife” “One of the dedicated and motivated cricketers we have ever witnessed.”
Ray has led the Yorkshire team in his early Cricketing days and won several championships representing Yorkshire in domestic matches.
Ray was also a successful captain, leading England’s national cricket team. He led the Englishmen’s in 1968-1971 and created an unbeaten record of 19 test international wins with zero losses.
Ray Illingworth had some emotional touch last days, as he expressed his sadness and emotions on his wife’s death earlier this year due to cancer.
He said that she had a bad time visiting the hospital for her medical therapy and counselling sessions. She was feeling the pain and misery, and I was the only one who could feel, and sense it.
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We pray our Gods to provide strength to Ray’s family to accept the trust and cherish the beautiful moments they have spent together for so long.
The world is a temporary place, and everyone needs to leave this world and shift to a different reality: the real fact and the truth is we need to take it maturely and handle it in the most peaceful calm way.
“We miss you, Ray! We hope you would be having a Great time ahead.”