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Nick Cox, Rest in Peace

Nick Cox, Rest in Peace

Scott Longstaff12 Mar - 15:22
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Lansdown Cricket Club loses another great man of our club.

It was with such tremendous sadness that we recently learnt of the passing of our great friend and LCC Vice President, Nick Cox.

Nick was a much-loved figure around Combe Park. He was always smiling, always interested and always interesting. Nick was a true gentleman who never had a crossed word for anyone.

Over the last few decades - and amongst many other things - Nick made a huge contribution to LCC by running ‘The Griffin Club’. That alone contributed thousands of pounds to club fundraising, whilst also making hundreds of members a few pounds better off when their numbers were drawn. It’s a fond memory, that of Nick bouncing through the doors at Combe Park with his bag of numbered ping-pong balls in hand, ready to make someone else’s day.

Nick was a great cricket man and could recall all manner of memories of local cricket and Somerset County Cricket Club. He was also a great supporter of Bath City.

Nick’s lifetime friend and Lansdown member Chris Styles has shared some lovely memories.

“I have known Nick from the very first day that I became involved with Bath CC in 1971. He has always been the most generous spirited character that I think I have ever known – without exaggeration.

Nick never sought the limelight: he was happy to do the lesser jobs, e.g. he was assistant treasurer at Bath spending many hours counting money, organising bar rotas etc and was often seen on both sides of the bar. Whenever there was a call for volunteers his name was first on the list. He was also very involved in organising club tours in the 70s and 80s. He was rewarded by being made a life member of the club.

He went on to do some voluntary driving for his local doctor’s practice and of course was often seen around Bath before Remembrance Day selling poppies.”

A unique and brilliant human being who brightened the day of everyone he met.

Nick's funeral will be held at 10.45 on Wednesday 10 April at Haycombe Crematorium followed with the wake at Lansdown CC.

Rest in Peace Nick, we’ll all miss you.

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