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Cricket news - Tony Mann passes away at the age of 74

Mann played four Tests for Australia in which he scored 189 runs and picked up four wickets

Tony Mann, the legspinning all-rounder from Australia who was only the second nightwatchman to score a Test century, passed away in Perth at the age of 74 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Mann played four Tests for Australia in which he scored 189 runs and picked up four wickets.

In a 20-year first-class career playing for Western Australia, Mann bagged 200 wickets, including five five-wicket hauls while he scored 2544 runs, with two hundreds and 11 fifties. Mann also played 13 List-A games in which he bagged five wickets and scored 162 runs.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of Tony's passing. Tony was a strong contributor to the local community in Western Australia and Australian Cricket generally. He was an excellent allrounder - a left-hand bat and legspin bowler - through four Tests and 80 first-class matches," Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said.

"Many fondly remember him for his feats in the 1977-78 Perth Test against India when he became only the second man to score a century as a nightwatchman. On behalf of the entire Australian cricket family, we send our condolences to Tony's family," he added.

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