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Cricket commentator Jack Bannister dies, aged 85

Cricket commentator and former Warwickshire bowler Jack Bannister dies at the age of 85.

Cricket commentator Jack Bannister has died at the age of 85.

The former Warwickshire bowler became a commentator for the BBC in 1988 and worked with the corporation for 11 years.

More recently, Bannister worked for radio station talkSPORT, who announced the news on Saturday.

A tweet read: "We are saddened to report that our legendary cricket correspondent Jack Bannister passed away last night aged 85. Rest in peace Jack."

Former England bowler and Bannister's colleague Darren Gough tweeted: "RIP jack bannister. A great man who was opinionated, honest, knowledgeable and passionate. A top cricketer, writer, broadcaster will be missed."

Bannister played county cricket from 1950 to 1968, taking 1,198 first-class wickets.

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