There is some very sad news coming in for all England Cricket Fans across the globe as their former cricketer who was also a part of their World Cup winning squad in 1993 has unfortunately passed away.
Jan Brittin who was just 58 years old, played 43 Test Matches and 63 One Day Internationals and also played very important role in the development of English Cricket. She was also a part of Surrey in her proud 19 years long cricket career. Brittin was an absolute Champion and bowlers from all over the World used to fear her presence.
For those who don’t know she is still the current holder of the World Record for the maximum runs ever by a woman cricketer in the history of Test Cricket. She was and still is the proud owner of 1935 Test Runs in just 44 Test Matches. The only cricketer who it seems might get close is Charlotte Edwards from England itself who is currently sitting at 1676 runs in 43 matches she has played in the Test Format.
Edwards was completely stunned after hearing this news and paid tribute to her idol by stating,”She was my idol while growing up. So calm, elegant, determined and very modest. Simply one of the best. Thanks for the memories JB.
Clare Connor, the current Director Of England Women’s Cricket also paid homage to the star batsman and quoted, “JB was one of the most quiet and unassuming cricketers you could meet, but she was pure class. An outstanding cricketer and a truly lovely person. Jb will be remembered so fondly by the women’s cricket fraternity as well as her numerous friends from the golfing world”.
She further added, “On behalf of ECB and the England Women’s team I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Jan’s family and friends”, she concluded. We too would like to salute the Champion Cricketer and thank her for all her contribution to this wonderful game of cricket.
She has got joy to so many faces since many years and would surely be dearly missed. Our condolences to the entire Brittin family and all those associated with her. May God give them strength and power to overcome this tragic time.