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Skin cancer, the cricketer's curse

AAP logoAAP 28/09/2016

* Former Australian cricketer and commentator Max Walker, 68, died in September 2016 after a two-year battle with melanoma

* Fellow Aussie cricketing legend Richie Benaud, 84, died in April 2015 after revealing five months earlier he was battling skin cancer

* Former English spinner John Emburey, 64, had a basal cell carcinoma removed from his forehead in May 2014

* Former England coach Andy Flower, 48, had a melanoma cut out of his cheek during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane in November 2010

* Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, 35, had three non-melanoma skin cancers removed from his face and has been a Cancer Council ambassador since 2010.

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