Astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell 'a cricket pioneer'

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Pioneering astronomer and physicist Sir Bernard Lovell has died aged 98.

Sir Bernard, who was born near Bristol and studied in the city, was the founder of the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory.

But the keen cricket fan, who was once President of Lancashire County Cricket Club, also had an eye for innovations to improve the summer game, according to the Red Rose county's chief executive Jim Cumbes.

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