Scottish Cricket Stalwart Sandy Strang Passes Away
Scottish cricket was in shock last night after news emerged of the death of one of the game’s stalwarts Sandy Strang at the age of 65.
Mr Sandy Strang was a talented cricketer, who formerly captained Clydesdale and performed with distinction for Ferguslie and was still parading his talents behind the stumps well after reaching his half-century.
He was also a rugby aficionado and spent 30 years at Hutchesons Grammar School in Glasgow, progressing to the role of deputy rector at the establishment.
He subsequently branched into journalism for a number of publications and magazines and proved a master in the role of after-dinner speaker.
He was acclaimed “Wag of the Year” across Scotland in 2007 and 2008. Only recently, The Apprentice judge Nick Hewer failed Mr Strang as “one of the funniest men he had ever heard”, following a typically bravura performance from his guest.
He loved sport with a passion, and there were tributes paid aplenty as the news spread of his passing. Andy Murray’s former coach, Leon Smith, said: “It’s very sad news. Sandy had a very positive influence on so many of us at Hutchesons.”
Scottish cricket’s most-capped player, Majid Haq, responded: “This is dreadful news. He was an absolutely amazing and genuine person.”
Tributes flooded social media for a man that’s left a lasting impression on the Scottish cricket community and will be missed by all: