Australian Cricketers Died In 2022
Cricket is a sport that has a rich history, with many famous cricketers who have left their mark in the game. However, not everyone is lucky enough to live out their retirement days in peace. There have been numerous cases of players dying before their time due to natural causes or tragic accidents. In 2022, there were a number of famous cricketers who died, including some who had retired from the game.
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Lawrence Michael Sawle
Lawrence Michael Sawle was born on 21 April 1963. He died on 15 April 2022, aged 49, after a battle with cancer. He is remembered as one of the best Australian cricketers of his generation and played several Tests for Australia in the late 1980s and early 1990s before moving to England where he continued to play first-class cricket until 1999.
In addition to his successful cricket career, Sawle also served as an ambassador for Cancer Council Victoria from 2006 until his death in 2022 and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2004 for his work as a coach as well as raising awareness about smoking prevention amongst children.
Andrew Symonds was one of Australia’s best known cricketers. He played international cricket for Australia from 2000 to 2008, scoring a century on Test debut against Pakistan in 2001. He made his first-class debut for Queensland as a right-handed batsman and right arm medium fast bowler in 1996/97, but it was not until 2000/01 that he fully established himself in the State team.
In 2007/08 he moved to New South Wales where he had more opportunities to play with quick bowlers around him and took 49 wickets at an average of 25 runs per wicket.
John Walter Rutherford
John Walter Rutherford was an Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia. He was born on 20 November 1892 in Dubbo, NSW and died on 21 April 2022 at the age of 29 in Sydney, NSW.
He was selected for the Australian team to tour England in 1914, but did not play any Tests on that tour due to an injury. He played his first Test match against England at Trent Bridge in June 1914. In the second innings of this match Rutherford took 7/89, including a hat-trick.
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Shane Keith Warne
Shane Keith Warne was a former Australian cricketer who died in 2022. He was born on 13 September 1969 in Melbourne, Australia. Warne played for Australia and Hampshire. He was one of the best bowlers in the world and is considered by many as one of the greatest spin bowlers ever to play cricket.
Warne was idolized by many young cricketers and he helped them improve their game. He also played an important role in the development of cricket in Australia, especially among children.
Rodney William Marsh
Rodney William Marsh was an Australian cricketer, who played for Australia and Essex. He was a left-handed batsman and an off-spin bowler. Rodney William Marsh made his first-class debut for Victoria at the age of 16 against Tasmania in December 1938.
In 1969, he retired from Test cricket after playing against New Zealand at Lord’s, but continued playing domestic cricket until 1974 when he decided to retire altogether from all formats of professional cricket.
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The death of these cricketers is a great loss to the game. They were some of the best players in their time and will be greatly missed by all those who loved cricket.
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