The WDCU is deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Sandy Strang after a short illness. Sandy played at a high level for Clydesdale and Ferguslie for many years, with shorter spells at Kelburne and Poloc. He captained Clydesdale, and enjoyed 6 Scottish Cup wins in his career. He recently served as a Board Director of Cricket Scotland, and Executive Committee member of the WDCU until his recent illness brought an end to these roles. He was much more than just a ‘cricket person’ though, being equally gifted as a teacher, after dinner speaker and journalist, as well as an amateur footballer good enough to gain a Blue for Cambridge and play for Queens Park . The fulsome tributes appearing on social media from a whole range of sources bear witness to how highly he was regarded by so many. He was a fierce competitor and a gentleman, both on and off the cricket field. He will be greatly missed and our condolences go to his family and friends.
We understand that there will be a private funeral followed by a memorial service, and details of the latter will be announced when available.
The WDCU understand that many clubs may wish to pay their respects to him as appropriate before this weekend’s matches and would be fully supportive of this and suggest it is managed by the captains and umpires.