Former England cricketer Jan Brittin, popularly known as JB, has passed away at the age of 58. The former Surrey batter, who represented England in 27 Tests and 63 ODIs, played a major role in the development of women’s cricket in England.
a world record 1935 Test runs, including five centuries. Brittin also held the record for most ODI runs (2,121) until 2003 when Charlotte Edwards surpassed the record batting against Sri Lanka.
Expressing grief over the demise of one of the pioneers of England women’s cricket Surrey CCC Director of Women’s Cricket Ebony Rainford-Brent said: “JB was such an inspiration to me and many others growing up who were able to watch or play with one of the greatest female cricketers of all time.”
“As a character she was fun, engaging and always generous in her knowledge, particularly when she gave back as a coach later in her career. Her records speak for themselves the class of player she was and will stand the test of time. She will be sorely missed by the Surrey community, and we as a county are sending out our condolences to her loved ones and family,” Rainford-Brent added.