YORKSHIRE president and former England batsman John Hampshire has died aged 76.

Hampshire won five County Championship titles with Yorkshire and captained the team in 1979 and 1980. He made 11 appearances for his country, scoring 107 on his Test debut against the West Indies at Lord's.

He also represented Derbyshire and Tasmania in a 24-year first-class career which brought him over 28,000 runs, before moving into umpiring and becoming part of the ICC panel for international matches.

A statement from Yorkshire on Wednesday announced that Hampshire "passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by his family after a long illness".

Chairman Steve Denison said: "John epitomised everything that's good about Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

"Brave, talented and with a heart of gold he captained Yorkshire, scored a century at Lord's on his Test debut and became a highly respected umpire after hanging up his playing whites.

"Loved by players and members alike, John capped his wonderful life in Yorkshire cricket as our club president last year.

"On behalf of everyone involved with and connected to the club, I would like to extend our most sincere condolences to John's wife Alison and two sons Ian and Paul. He will be sorely missed by all at Headingley."