GLOUCESTERSHIRE legend John “Morty” Mortimore has died at the age of 80.

Having played for Gloucestershire from 1950, he retired during the 1975 season.

He received his county cap in 1954 and was captain of Gloucestershire between 1965 and 1967. John also made nine Test appearances for England during his career (1958/59-1964).

He was born in Southmead, Bristol on 14 May 1933.

A Gloucestershire spokesman said: “Our sincere condolences to Ilene and his family.”