Jan Brittin, England's leading female Test run scorer, dies aged 58
Last Updated: 12/09/17 4:48pm
England’s leading female Test run scorer, Jan Brittin, has died from cancer at the age of 58.
Brittin starred in England's 1993 World Cup final win against New Zealand at Lord's, top scoring with 48 and taking the winning catch.
During a 19-year international career, Brittin hit 1,935 runs in 27 Test appearances and 2,121 runs in 63 One-Day Internationals, scoring five centuries in each discipline.
"For girls of my generation she was our first real female role model," said Clare Connor, the ECB's director of England women's cricket.
"She batted with grace and timing - a classical opener, so beautiful to watch. She was also a brilliantly athletic cover fielder."
Brittin's former county, Surrey, lowered the flag at The Oval to half mast during their Specsavers County Championship fixture against Yorkshire on Tuesday in tribute.