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Tributes to cricket coach

KNOWLE cricket coach Neal Abberley has died in hospital at the age of 67.

KNOWLE cricket coach Neal Abberley has died in hospital at the age of 67.

Mr Abberley, pictured above, a former opening batsman for Warwickshire, had lived in the village for over 30 years.

The club were left stunned by his death on Monday, following a long battle with a lung illness.

He had joined the club’s coaching staff in 1981 and remained a respected figure in county cricket.

England batsman Ian Bell, MBE who was mentored by the coach, led the many tributes.

Details of his funeral will be published at www.edgbaston.com

 

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