Baroness Heyhoe Flint won the inaugural Women's World Cup with England in 1973
Baroness Heyhoe Flint captained England from 1966 to 1978 and led the team to victory in 1973’s first Women’s World Cup.
Her son Ben said the family were “deeply saddened” by her death after a short illness.
Heyhoe Flint was the first woman to make the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010, and in 2004 was the first woman on the committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Her impact can never be forgotten
She was also vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
MCC president Matthew Fleming said: “She was the first global superstar in the women’s game and her overall contribution to the MCC, cricket and sport in general was immense.”
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Baroness Heyhoe Flint was the first woman to make it into the Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010
Clare Connor, the England and Wales Cricket Board director of women’s cricket, said: “She was so special, so ever-present and now she has gone – but her impact can never be forgotten.”
Heyhoe Flint was made an MBE in 1972, and given an OBE in 2008 before being made a life peer in 2011.