Former Sussex all-rounder Alan Oakman, scorer of more than 20,000 runs for the county, has died. He was 88.

Bon in Hastings, Oakman played for 22 years for Sussex, until 1968, before moving on to coach and later take an admin role with Warwickshire.

He played two Tests for England and helped Jim Laker to his 19-wicket haul against Australia in 1956 by taking five catches.

‘Oaky’ scored 21,800 first-class runs, including 22 centuries, and took 736 wickets with his off spin.

The Sussex flag is flying at half mast at the 1st Central County Ground today as the county take on Leicestershire in the Championship.