Alex Simpson – Andersons East Kilbride CC

It is with much sadness that the news of Alex Simpsons passing has been shared with the WDCU by East Kilbride CC. One of the West districts great cricket characters he will be sadly missed by his family and cricket enthusiasts alike. Speaking of Alex, Tom Halpin of Prestwick CC described him as one of the two best captains he ever played for and a fantastic motivator. I’m sure we will all have fond memories of Alex but I distinctly recall his supportive and encouraging words to me as I started out on my ‘District’ career in the early 80s. Kind words stay with you forever and I’m sure he shared many.

Alex family shared that he died peacefully on the 28th April with them by his side. Alex funeral will be on Monday the 9th May at St Columba’s Church Airdrie at 13:30 then onto Daldowie Crematorium for 14:45. There will be food and refreshments provided thereafter at the Tudor Hotel.
His son Andy commented ‘Rest in peace Dad you’ll be captaining a new cricket team in heaven with all the players who have passed before you! All our love to the best Dad ever’ xx Andy Simpson.
Iain Kennedy WDCU Administrator