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Surrey County Cricket Club are saddened to announce the death of Robin Jackman, one of the Club’s finest and most well loved fast bowlers.

Jackman gave his all for Surrey, from his debut in 1966 until his final appearance in 1982.

In that time he took 1,206 first-class wickets for Surrey, adding a further 399 in the limited overs game.

In 2019 he took the time to speak about his Surrey career with Sky Sports’ presenter Charles Colvile, clearly stating how much wearing the Brown Cap meant to him.

Jackman’s passing follows that of his fellow Surrey legend John Edrich, who died shortly before Christmas.

Paying tribute, Surrey CCC Chairman Richard Thompson, said: “With the news of losing one Surrey great in John Edrich, and now 24hrs later to have Jackers taken from us to soon is a huge blow to the Club.

“Robin was a genuine Surrey great. Winning a County Championship, being a Wisden Cricketer of the Year and taking over 1400 first-class wickets puts him in a very special category.

“It was always great to see him at The Oval and he was never short of a great story!

“Robin Jackman will not be forgotten by those who were lucky enough to know him and watch him wear the Brown Cap with such pride and great distinction.”