ALEX GREGG

Monday 8th January 2018

ALEX GREGG

The club has lost another former cricketer. News has just come through of the death of Alex Gregg who loved his cricket and played on the 1955 Qualifying League winning side.

Alex Back Row 3rd from the left in 1955

The vital final game against Drumaness needed a batting performance to pull the side out of a difficult situation when the ‘big names’ had an off day,and the young Alex obliged with a typical swashbuckling unbeaten 77.

Five years later he was a key player in the 2nd XI side that won the Second Division Section B league.

A colleague said that in the days of soft wickets and bowler dominance, Alex was always determined to take the initiative and attack the bowling.

After his playing days had ended he joined with old friends Robin Orr and Raymond Long to travel as far as Donemana to watch the first XI and particularly Raman Lamba a player whose positive cricket he admired.

Like many cricketers of his vintage, Alex played hockey at North Down and was a member of the 1958/59 Intermediate Cup winners.

He was a most likeable gentleman who played his sport in a competitive spirit and who won many friends at The Green.

To son Stephen and all the family circle, the club offers sincere condolences on his passing.

 

Alex’s funeral will be held at Roselawn 4.30pm on Thursday 11th Jan.

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