It is with great sadness that the WDCU has learned of the sudden death on Thursday 4th May of Ron Irvine.
Big Ron, as he was known to everyone, was a larger than life character who played for Greenock CC 1st XI during the period from 1955 to 1974, captaining the team in 1967 and 1968. During his 1st XI career, he scored 1,736 as a hard-hitting lower-order batsman, and captured 203 wickets, bowling at a fast-medium pace from quite a height. In recent years, he had taken up umpiring and enjoyed several years on duty round the grounds of the west of Scotland before ill-health forced him to give this up.
We send our deepest condolences to his widow, Doris, and the rest of his family.