David Capel has asked Northamptonshire County Cricket Club to pass on his grateful thanks to all those supporters and former colleagues who have sent their good wishes and messages of support during his illness.

The former County all-rounder and head coach recently underwent surgery on a brain tumour.

The operation was successful and David is now recovering at home with his family.

‘Capes’ spent 33 years at Wantage Road as a player and coach and also made 15 Test appearances for England between 1987 and 1990.

Everyone connected to the club wishes David a full and speedy recovery.