Damian D'Oliveira: Thanksgiving service for ex-Worcestershire batsman

Damian D'Oliveira The club said Damian D'Oliveira had been "bravely battling" cancer for two-and-a-half years

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A thanksgiving service has been held for former Worcestershire batsman Damian D'Oliveira, who died from cancer last month.

The 53-year-old academy manager scored more than 9,000 first-class runs during his time with the club between 1982 and 1995.

He is the son of the late Worcestershire and England legend Basil D'Oliveira, who was known as Dolly.

The service was held at Worcestershire's New Road ground.

Mr D'Oliveira had been battling cancer for the past two-and-a-half years, the club said last month.

His father, who was born in South Africa but moved to the UK in the 1960s because of the lack of opportunities for non-white players, died in 2011.

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