Damian D'Oliveira Passes Away

Damian D'Oliveira
Damian D'Oliveira, pictured here in 2013, has died aged 53
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Worcestershire have announced the death of their Academy Director and former player Damian D'Oliveira at the age of 53.

He had been battling cancer for two and a half years but lost his fight earlier today.

The son of Worcestershire and England player Basil, Damian played for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995.

He scored 9,504 runs in first-class cricket and a further 4,822 runs in one-day cricket as well as taking 83 wickets in all competitions.

As Worcestershire's Academy Director, he has played a leading role in the development of a number of current first team players at New Road, including his son Brett.

D'Oliveira leaves his wife Tracey and three sons - Marcus, Dominic and Brett and his passing comes, tragically, less than three years after Basil passed away in November 2011.

Worcestershire players were informed of his death shortly before the start of their LV= County Championship match against Glamorgan at New Road.

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