‘That’ incident that stunned the cricket world, when a cricketer died suddenly while batting
Cricket is one of the favorite and entertaining game of many people. But the same game can also cost one’s life. Among these, Raman Lamba, Wasim Raja, Ian Foley, Abdul Aziz, Darin Randall, Philip Wain are the players who died on the field of cricket. Among these we are going to learn about a player who was born 135 years ago on this day and the reason of his death was the cricket field. He is the player, ‘Andy Duket’ of England.
Duquette’s international career did not last long, but he did a lot in club cricket. He was not only a successful English cricketer, but also a footballer. He carved his name in both these games and was known as a powerful batsman of that era. He had also recorded many records to his name. There was also a painful episode in his life, which shook the entire cricketing world, which was his gruesome death.
Duquette was born on 16 February 1886 in Brixton, South London. He played one international match in 1921 against Australia. In which he scored 5 runs. After that he was never seen playing international cricket again. However, he did a great job in first-class cricket. He scored 23373 runs at an average of 39.31 in 429 first-class matches. It included 52 centuries and 109 fifties. His best score was 306 not out.
How did he die?
After retiring from cricket in 1931, he joined Eton College as a cricket coach for five years. He was also a sports reporter. Once Duquette was playing a match at Lord’s Cricket Ground. At that time, while batting, he suddenly suffered a heart attack and died on the field. At that time, his age was only 56 years.
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