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    Duncan Fearnley, the Worcestershire stalwart and renowned bat-maker, has passed away at the age of 83
Duncan Fearnley, the Worcestershire stalwart and renowned bat-maker, has passed away at the age of 83
Duncan Fearnley (on the right)

Duncan Fearnley, the Worcestershire stalwart and renowned bat-maker, has passed away at the age of 83

Duncan Fearnley, a former Worcestershire batsman and bat-maker, has passed away at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

He played a crucial role in helping Worcestershire win their first County Championship in 1964. Later, he gained worldwide recognition as a bat manufacturer.

Fearnley served as chair and president of Worcestershire, overseeing the club's most successful period.

He was also an honorary vice-president and an integral part of the club, according to acting chair Paul Pridgeon.

After becoming chairman at New Road in 1986, he led the county to two County Championship titles, two Sunday League titles, the Refuge Assurance Cup, the Benson and Hedges Cup, and the NatWest Trophy in just over a decade.

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