England's leading run getter in women's cricket, Jan Brittin passes away
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England's leading run getter in women's cricket, Jan Brittin passes away

By: Updated: 13 Sep 2017 09:42 PM


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London: Former England woman cricketer Jan Brittin passed away here due to cancer at the age of 58.



Brittin, who died on Tuesday, was part of England's World Cup-winning side in 1993.



Brittin was the leading run-scorer and century-maker in Women's Test cricket with five hundreds in her 27 matches between 1979 and 1998, espncricinfo reported.



The right-hander played 63 ODIs, and top-scored with 48 when England beat New Zealand at Lord's to win the World Cup.



Her Test best of 167 came against Australia at Harrogate in 1998 -- in the penultimate match of her career -- and she opened alongside Charlotte Edwards, who paid tribute on Twitter calling Brittin "her idol".




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