Cricket

Ex-EP cricketer Philip Amm dies

2015-09-11 06:59
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Cape Town - Former Eastern Province batsman Philip Amm has passed away at the age of 51.

According to AlgoaFM, Amm’s body was found at his home near the Stone Crescent Hotel outside Grahamstown on Thursday afternoon.

It appears that he died of natural causes.

Police captain Mali Govender said no foul play was suspected and that an inquest docket had been opened.

Amm reportedly battled alcohol addiction in recent years and had been in and out of rehab.

He was part of the strong Eastern Province team of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The team, captained by Kepler Wessels, made headlines when they won the old Currie Cup for the first time in the 1988/89 season.

Opening the batting, Amm famously scored 214 as EP beat the mighty Transvaal ‘Mean Machine’ by an innings and 103 runs in the final.

Amm played 118 first class matches, scoring 6 860 runs at an average of 35, as well as 138 List A one-day games, scoring 4 117 runs at 30.49.

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