Former England bowler Graham Dilley expires

Former England bowler Graham Dilley expires

Leeds : United Kingdom | Oct 05, 2011 at 7:45 AM PDT
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Graham Dilley's partnership with Ian Botham (pictured) famously helped England beat Australia at Headingley in 1981

A sad news today listened from United Kingdom, former England bowler Graham Dilley has expired at the age of fiftytwo after a short illness in United Kingdom.

England Cricket Board's chief executive David Collier paid tribute to former England fast bowler Graham Dilley,

Dilley took 138 Test wickets at an average of 29.76 but his biggest impact came with the bat in that famous battle with Australia in Leeds 30 years ago.

Graham played fortyone Test match and thirtysix one-day internationals.

His best moment was in 1981 when he England's complete memorable victory in third Ashest Test.

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