Keith Boyce dies on birthday

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The Independent Online
Keith Boyce, the former Essex and West Indies all-rounder, yesterday collapsed and died on his 53rd birthday while at a pharmacist's. The fast- medium bowler and hard-hitting batsman, made his Test debut in 1971 and played 21 times for his country.

His wife, Brenda, said he had complained of feeling ill during the night.

In the first World Cup final at Lord's in 1975, Boyce helped West Indies beat Australia, scoring 34 and taking 4-50. He was the the first man to reach 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in limited-overs cricket in England.

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