Cricket

Former England batsman dies

2014-12-26 18:19
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London - Former England batsman Geoff Pullar has died aged 79.

Pullar made 28 Test appearances for England, making his debut against India in July 1959.

His 131 against India at Old Trafford in his second Test was the first century scored by a Lancastrian on his home ground of Old Trafford.

Pullar's final match was against Australia in Adelaide in January 1963.

He started his English county career with Lancashire and moved on to Gloucestershire in 1969.

Pullar was voted one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1960.

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