Former England cricketer Robin Jackman dies at age 75.

Former England cricketer Robin Jackman dies at age 75.

Robin Jackman, the former Surrey and England cricketer who went on to become one of the leading broadcasters in South African cricket, has died at the age of 75.

Jackman, who made his Test debut in 1981 at the age of 35, claimed 14 wickets at 31.78 in his four England appearances, and also featured in 15 ODIs between 1974 and 1983.

Jackman was born in India in 1945 and grew up in England. In the course of a domestic career that began in 1966, Jackman took more than 1400 first-class wickets at 22.80, and scored 5681 runs at 17.69, with 17 half-centuries. His career-best of 8 for 40 came for Rhodesia against Natal in 1972-73.

After retirement, Jackman moved into the media, and became a regular commentator for the South African broadcaster Supersport.

He passed away at 3.30pm South Africa time on Christmas Day, and is survived by his wife Yvonne and two daughters. His death comes just 48 hours after that of his former Surrey team-mate John Edrich, who died aged 83 on December 23.

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