BBC Sport - Brian Close: Former England and Yorkshire captain dies, aged 84
Former England captain Close dies
- From the section Cricket
Former England, Yorkshire and Somerset captain Brian Close has died, aged 84.
The Yorkshireman is the youngest player to have won a Test cap for England, making his debut as an 18-year-old against New Zealand in 1949.
Close, who was known for his brave batting, captained his country seven times in 22 Tests, and led Yorkshire to four County Championship titles.
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