Cork Cricket Club

MCU President & Club member Leo Durity passes away

It is with great sadness that Cork County Cricket Club learnt of the sudden passing of former player and current Munster Cricket Union President Leo Durity. Leo was a highly valued and respected member of Cork County down through the years both as a player and more recently in his role as provincial President.

Leo who moved to Ireland from his birth place of Trinidad in the West Indies, has always had cricket in his blood and his infectious love of the game has rubbed off on many playing and non playing members of Cork County down through the years. Leo went on to represent Munster and captained Cork County in 1977. He will be remembered a truly stylish batsman who would always entertain the watching crowd both on and off the field.

Leo was very much a great family man and he proudly watched as his son Ross established himself as one of the key members of the Cork County senior side and was capped at Irish U-15 level as well as captaining his Club in 2012. His presence and great wily sense of humour will be sadly missed at the Mardyke and all Club members wish to offer their sincerest condolences to his wife Ann, son Ross as well as the whole Durity family.

All Cork County teams will wear black armbands an observe a minutes silence this weekend in memory of the great man. #CCCC

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