Former England and Northamptonshire all-rounder dies at the age of 57

Former England and Northamptonshire all-rounder David Capel has died at home at the age of 57 after a two-year battle with a brain tumour.

Capel, who won 15 Test caps and played in 23 one-day internationals between 1987 and 1990, was diagnosed in 2018.

He was one of the most talented of a cluster of contenders earmarked to fill the boots of the great Sir Ian Botham.

Capel was the first player from his county to be picked for England in 77 years when he was first called up.

After first joining the Northamptonshire staff in 1980, he made 10,869 runs and took 469 wickets in 270 first-class appearances for the county between 1981 and 1998, as well amassing 6,274 runs and claiming 237 wickets in 300 List A matches.

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