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South Africa cricket hero Colin Bland passes away, aged 80

Colin Bland, South African cricketer from the 1960s, passed away aged 80 at his home in London on Saturday night (April 14) after a prolonged battle with colon cancer. Bland represented South Africa in 21 Tests between 1961 and 1966, scoring 1669 runs at 49.08 including three centuries.

Bulawayo-born Bland enjoyed a great run playing first-class cricket for Rhodesia and was subsequently named in the national side for the home series against New Zealand in 1961.

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