Former England captain Mike Denness dies, aged 72

His reign has England captain was marred by a strained relationship with Geoff Boycott, then one of the team's star performers. During the 1974-75 tour of Australia, Denness dropped himself for the fourth Test after making just 65 runs in his first six innings

updated: April 19, 2013 22:45 IST
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London: Former England captain Mike Denness died aged 72 on Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Denness was the only Scotsman ever to captain England, leading the team in 19 of his 28 Tests between 1969 and 1975.

He also played 12 one-day internationals and went onto become an ICC match referee.

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