It is with belated acknowledgment the WDCU wish to note the passing of Jack Kennedy.
‘Wee Jack’ had been a member of Ferguslie Cricket Club for over 80 years – more than half the lifetime of the club!
Jack’s contribution to the club had been enormous, both on and off the field.
As well as captaining the Minor XI, Junior XI and Second XI teams, he served in many positions for the club including Secretary, Social Convenor, Ground Convenor, Groundsman, President, Life Member and was until his death Honorary President.
Crucially, in the early 1970’s, Jack played a vital and influential role on the Ferguslie Sports Association, helping to purchase the ground from J & P Coats and without such help, Meikleriggs could have been a very different place today.
Jack’s contribution to cricket is highly respected and he went on to become President of the WDCU and in 1995, he was honoured by becoming the President of the Scottish Cricket Union.
The club recently recognised the enormity of Jack’s lifelong dedication and service to Ferguslie Cricket Club as a player, administrator, Presidential roles and as an avid supporter, by naming the pavilion at Meikleriggs ‘The Jack Kennedy Pavilion’ and they were delighted that Jack and all the Kennedy Family accepted this honour.
Jack sadly passed away on 13th October 2023 and the WDCU wish to belatedly pass on their condolences to all of Jack’s family. An individual who will be sadly missed on a trip to Meikleriggs.