Lancashire Cricket pays tribute to former player Andrew Symonds
Lancashire Cricket is saddened to learn of the tragic death of 46-year-old former player and Australia international Andrew Symonds.
Symonds represented the red rose in the summer of 2005, during which he was awarded his county cap following his contributions with bat and ball.
The former Lancs star has represented his country 238 times in all three formats, mostly in one-day cricket with his entertaining style of play which will put him among the best to have played the format for Australia with 5,088 runs in 198 matches.
Before the start of the fourth day game of Lancashire’s LV Insurance County Championship game against Yorkshire, players and staff as well as spectators observed a minute’s silence to pay their respects to Symonds and his family. All the players also wore black armbands on the game day as a tribute to the former Lancashire man.
Lancashire cricket performance manager and former Symonds team-mate Mark Chilton spoke to BBC Lancashire about his memories of playing alongside Australia, saying:
“He had such an impact, even though he was only there for such a short time. A larger than life figure, someone who from memory has always been committed to the team and the cause It was remarkable for him.
“Obviously a brilliant player, but he asked a lot of his teammates and was very motivated. From day one you could see how determined he was to be part of your team.
“Even though he only did one year for us, he certainly remains at the top of the list of foreign players I have played with and the impact they have had when playing for us,” Chilton said.
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