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Cricket’s glorious dead

This year: Richard Attenborough, Clarissa Dickson Wright, and a late appearance for opening batsman Bobby Moore

Kevin Pietersen receives a commemorative bat from ECB Chairman Giles Clarke after becoming England's leading run-scorer in International Cricket in 2013 (Photo: Getty)

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