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Cricket’s Barry Shepherd dies

Shepherd, an aggressive left-handed batsman, played nine tests for Australia in the early 1960s, scoring 502 runs at an average of 41.83 with a top score of 96 against South Africa.

Shepherd also made 87 first-class appearances for Western Australia, including 35 as captain, in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition.

When he retired in the mid 1960s, Shepherd began a successful career in administration and went on to serve as a director of the Australian Cricket Board.