Mystery of Ex English Cricketer Mike Hendrick’s Cause of Death
The story behind former English cricketer Mike Hendrick’s cause of death has been partly revealed at this time after he passed away Tuesday on 27 July 2021 at the age of 72. May he rest in power.
The official Twitter account of Derbyshire County Cricket Club confirmed the heartbreaking news in a statement, writing, “Former United Kingdom swing bowler with his love for accuracy & getting appreciable swing & seam movement. A wonderful soul & a @DerbyshireCCC legend. Headingley ’77 shall be remembered forever ❤ Truly, a sad day in the life of our beautiful game 🙁 RIP Mike Hendrick, sir.”
Born on 22 October 1948 in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England, Michael Hendrick was a former English cricketer who played in thirty Tests and twenty-two ODIs for England from 1973 to 1981. He starred for Derbyshire for about 12 years and Nottinghamshire for two years.
Cricket journalist Colin Bateman previously described him, saying, “Hendrick was a lively fast-medium seam bowler who could produce plenty of bounce to trouble county batsmen. His 770 first-class wickets came at an impressive cost of just 20 apiece”.
Bateman continued, “…he loved to pin batsmen down with his accuracy and force errors, and to do so, he bowled negatively and slightly short – too short to take wickets consistently at the top-level”.
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What’s Cricketer Mike Hendrick’s Cause of Death?
Although several official sources announced the tragic news, there is no exact report about Mike Hendrick’s cause of death at this time. Some sources claim he had been recently suffering from bowel and liver cancer.
Our team in US day News is trying to find the latest updates and further information as soon as possible.
Hendrick kicked off his cricket playing in Derbyshire Juniors in 1965 and proceeded to the Second XI in the next year, appearing regularly over the next three years.
He had his first play as first-class for Derbyshire against Oxford University in June 1969, when he took a wicket in each innings however did not have an opportunity to bat.
He played one County Championship match in the season and took part in the Player’s County League. In 1970, he played five first-class games. From 1971, he became a more regular first-team player, and in 1973 played in a One Day International against the West Indies. He was Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year in 1973.
Hendrick only played two Tests in that series but was more heavily involved in England’s 1977 and 1978/9 Ashes successes.
Renowned for his accuracy, Hendrick took 87 wickets in 30 Tests at an average of 25.83 from 1974 to 1981 at a time when he faced competition for an England place from great players such as John Snow, Bob Willis, Chris Old, John Lever, and Graham Dilley in attacks boasting all-rounders of the caliber of Tony Greig and Ian Botham. For his native Derbyshire, Hendrick took 497 first-class wickets at 20.05.
Reactions to Death of Mike Hendrick
Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, but fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike Hendrick’s family, friends, teammates, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days. You can additionally share a condolence message below the comment box to honor him.
Hendrick ended his sports career at Derbyshire’s Midlands opponents Nottinghamshire before leaving in 1984. As a coach, he notably supported Ireland in establishing itself on the world stage. Beloved Mike is remembered as the fourth England player involved in the 1981 Ashes.
Shortly after the shocking news was published, many of Mike Hendrick’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:
A fan wrote, “I loved mike Hendrick – those happy days when as a teenager plonked in front in the telly all day, seem to involve watching endless batsmen playing and missing to his outswingers (when it was overcast, that is.”
Another wrote, “Mike Hendrick was a regular part of the first England bowling attack I remember watching and loving – so a name of real resonance for me.”
A user said, “Sorry to hear about the passing of Mike Hendrick today, a classic bowler I enjoyed watching,” while another tweeted, “When I was young, I went to a John Player Sunday League game against Derbys at Wantage Road. Derbys needed 6 off the last ball to win. Mike Hendrick facing. Certain @NorthantsCCC win, I thought. No. Pulled over the old score box and out of the ground! RIP.”