Holdingwilley The second best way to enjoy cricket
Due to some technical problems, we are unable to cover live matches on our site and app. We are working on it and will be back soon. Please stay tuned for more.

County star David Green dies aged 76

David Green, the former Lancashire and Gloucestershire county star has passed away in Devon aged 76 after suffering from a respiratory illness.

Green was an attacking and entertaining opening batsman in county cricket and against quality pace attacks. He had a unique record as the only batsman to score 2,000 runs in a season without scoring a century. He scored 14 half centuries in 1965 with a high score of 85.

David Green was a great county player but he never got an England Test cap. However, Green scored 2,137 runs in his first season with Gloucestershire and was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1969.

He was also a talented rugby union player, turning out for Sale and Cheshire, and later for Bristol. After retiring from sports, Green worked as a journalist for the Telegraph. 


Rate this article: