Former England captain Mike Denness dies aged 72

Former England and Kent captain Mike Denness passes away at the age of 72.

Former England captain Mike Denness has passed away at the age of 72, it has been confirmed.

The Scotsman, who also captained Kent during his playing days, played 28 Test matches and 12 one-day internationals over a 22-year career.

Denness, who was the only Scottish player to captain England, sparked controversy during the 1974-75 tour of Australia when he decided to drop himself from the fourth Test in Sydney.

During his time playing for Kent, Denness scored over 25,000 runs and was awarded an OBE for his services to cricket.

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