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Allan Lamb shares he has prostate cancer as Gary Lineker sends support

Gary Lineker sent a message of support to Allan Lamb after the England cricket legend revealed he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer

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England cricket great Allan Lamb has revealed he has prostate cancer.

The former Northamptonshire batsman, 67, disclosed the news on Twitter as he urged others to get checked.

“I urge all men to go and get their PSA levels checked as prostate cancer so often goes undiagnosed.,” he posted.

“Having recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I have just completed a month of treatment. Put your egos aside – don’t be ignorant about your health.”

Lamb was met with a wave of support in response to his tweet, including from former England footballer and current Match of the Day host, Gary Lineker.



Lamb, pictured on the golf course with Shane Warne, revealed the news on Twitter
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The former Tottenham and Everton striker tweeted: “Sorry to read this, Lamby. Wish you a full and speedy recovery. Important message too.”

Lamb was a mainstay of England’s batting order throughout the 1980s, playing 79 Tests and 122 one-day internationals over the course of his glittering career.

He made both his ODI and Test debut against India in June 1982.

Lamb scored over 4,600 Test runs with the Three Lions on his chest, including 14 centuries at an average of 36.09.



Lamb was a mainstay for England in the 1980s
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He also clocked up over 4,000 ODI runs at an average of almost 40 including four hundreds and 26 fifties.

Lamb’s Test career came to an end against Pakistan exactly 10 years after he had made his bow, with his ODI career culminating two months later against the same opposition.

He was part of two successful Ashes campaigns in 1985 and 1986-87 and captained his country on three occasions in the Test match arena.

After retirement, Lamb worked as an analyst on Channel 5 and Sky Sports’ cricket coverage.


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