Alan Igglesden, an ex-england and Kent cricketer, dies at the age of 57


Alan Igglesden played for England from 1989 to 1994, and Kent confirmed his passing via a tweet Monday night.

Alan Igglesden, a former England cricketer, has passed away at the age of 57.

Igglesden represented England seven times in all formats, which includes the 1989 Ashes series versus Australia.

In 1999, a brain tumor was discovered in the right arm of the seamer. He retired from the sport.

Igglesden would suffer a stroke in 2020, and his death was confirmed Monday by the Professional Cricketers Association (PCA).

“The PCA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Alan Igglesden, who died peacefully at the age of 57 beside wife Liz, father Trevor and brother Kevin on the morning of Monday 1 November, whilst listening to his favourite musician Van Morrison,”Read a statement.

“An absolute inspiration to everyone he encountered, ‘Iggy’ was a true cricketing giant in Kent, the county where he spent his entire playing career.

“Iggy’s determination and perseverance in facing adversity throughout his life was inspiring.

“Beloved by his students throughout his time in teaching, he went on to father one daughter, Beth, now eight years of age, as he built a family of his own alongside Liz.”