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Friday, 19 April 2019

Former Scotland cricket captain dies aged 38


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Former Scotland captain Con De Lange has died at the age of 38 after a long battle with illness, Cricket Scotland has confirmed.

De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour 16 months ago after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.

The former Northamptonshire all-rounder is survived by his wife Claire and their two children, Daisy and Rory.

Tributes flowed from the cricket world, including some of the world's biggest names in the game.

"In a reflective mood remembering one of the nicest blokes I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting," said former Australian Test bowler Jason Gillespie.

"Raising a glass to our friend Con de Lange."

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"Con's death at such an early age is a tragedy," Cricket Scotland chairman Tony Brian said in a statement.

"He was a great servant to cricket in Scotland as well as South Africa and elsewhere, not just in the national team but also at regional and club level with his infectious and inspirational commitment, both as player and coach.

"But above all, we will remember Con the man — competitive, committed and the ultimate team player, someone with unshakeable principles and integrity.

"He will be greatly missed and very fondly remembered by many throughout the world of cricket."

https://twitter.com/CricketScotland/status/1119156014819860481https://twitter.com/PCA/status/1119139271959465985

"Words can’t come close to describe what a man Con De Lange is," his Scotland teammate George Munsey said on Twitter.

"The biggest fighter with the kindest heart! It’s gutting. He had such a positive effect on so many people and pushed @CricketScotland forward to new heights. Thoughts with his amazing family."

De Lange began his cricket career in his native South Africa in 1998, playing for Knights and Free State and had two years with Northants before playing for Ferguslie and Clydesdale in Scotland.

He captained Scotland to their first 50-over victory over an ICC full member in May 2017, hitting the winning runs as his side chased down 287 against Sri Lanka.

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- with AAP

Former Scotland captain Con De Lange has died at the age of 38 after a long battle with illness, Cricket Scotland has confirmed.

De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour 16 months ago after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.

The former Northamptonshire all-rounder is survived by his wife Claire and their two children, Daisy and Rory.

Tributes flowed from the cricket world, including some of the world's biggest names in the game.

"In a reflective mood remembering one of the nicest blokes I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting," said former Australian Test bowler Jason Gillespie.

"Raising a glass to our friend Con de Lange."

https://twitter.com/dizzy259/status/1119355753058455552https://twitter.com/hershybru/status/1119298094938689536https://twitter.com/GraemeSmith49/status/1119180988783849472https://twitter.com/boydrankin/status/1119139134268772353https://twitter.com/AllanDonald33/status/1119124590700089344

"Con's death at such an early age is a tragedy," Cricket Scotland chairman Tony Brian said in a statement.

"He was a great servant to cricket in Scotland as well as South Africa and elsewhere, not just in the national team but also at regional and club level with his infectious and inspirational commitment, both as player and coach.

"But above all, we will remember Con the man — competitive, committed and the ultimate team player, someone with unshakeable principles and integrity.

"He will be greatly missed and very fondly remembered by many throughout the world of cricket."

https://twitter.com/CricketScotland/status/1119156014819860481https://twitter.com/PCA/status/1119139271959465985

"Words can’t come close to describe what a man Con De Lange is," his Scotland teammate George Munsey said on Twitter.

"The biggest fighter with the kindest heart! It’s gutting. He had such a positive effect on so many people and pushed @CricketScotland forward to new heights. Thoughts with his amazing family."

De Lange began his cricket career in his native South Africa in 1998, playing for Knights and Free State and had two years with Northants before playing for Ferguslie and Clydesdale in Scotland.

He captained Scotland to their first 50-over victory over an ICC full member in May 2017, hitting the winning runs as his side chased down 287 against Sri Lanka.

https://twitter.com/GeorgeMunsey/status/1119168382270681088https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1119162453042946048https://twitter.com/markbritball/status/1119162773957562368https://twitter.com/BrooksyFerret/status/1119136970293145605https://twitter.com/Safyaan50/status/1119342218488287232https://twitter.com/East_LancsCC/status/1119232738207379456https://twitter.com/DaleCricket/status/1119148261263020034https://twitter.com/malcolmcannon62/status/1119167905437032448https://twitter.com/AlexWakely1/status/1119131123240460291https://twitter.com/BrainTumourOrg/status/1119179616793575425

- with AAP

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