Australian spinner Bruce Yardley passes away

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Bruce Yardley, the former Australian spin bowler, coach and, commentator passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged fight with cancer at the age of 71.

Yardley was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and he succumbed to the battle in far north Western Australia. The off-spinner played 33 Tests and seven ODI’s for Australia between 1978 and 1983.

He also enjoyed a long career at Western Australia. The biggest highlight of the off-spinner’s Test career was the ten-wicket haul he took against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1982. The spinner took a total of 126 wickets in his Test career.

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