Scotland spinner Con de Lange dies aged 38

19th April, 2019 10:43:47 printer

Con de Lange, the Scotland all-rounder, who had been diagnosed with brain tumor, died aged 38 on Thursday, 18 April, reports

The South Africa-born de Lange played 21 internationals for Scotland, making his debut in a Twenty20 International against Ireland in June 2015, and going on to be a vital part of their middle order.

His left-arm spin brought him 24 wickets, his best haul being the 5/60 against Zimbabwe in Edinburgh in June 2017, which set up Scotland’s historic first one-day international win against a Full Member.

In October last year, the family went public with the news of his illness, launching a campaign to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity. At the time, Malcolm Cannon, Cricket Scotland CEO, said, “Con has been a superb servant to the game of cricket in Scotland and is a very popular member of the squad.

“We are now delighted to help the cause by spreading the word throughout the broader cricketing family both at home and overseas and we know there will be an overwhelming level of support from this close-knit community.”