CECIL KIRKWOOD O.B.E

Lisburn CC is saddened to learn of the passing of our club Patron, Cecil Kirkwood OBE

Cecil was one of the club’s longest serving members, and held many of the offices of the club, including the position of President, and latterly, the patron of the oldest club in the NCU. While he will be remembered for his many years of hard work and support of the club, including his great stewardship of the club’s sponsorship committee, Cecil will also be sadly missed by a much wider group not just in NCU cricketing circles, but also rugby and for his involvement with the Lisburn branch of the Ulster Unionist Party.

Put very simply, when the dictionary definition of gentleman was being devised, the authors would have been forgiven for inserting Cecil’s name at the appropriate juncture. Above all of his endeavours in cricket, sport and politics, Cecil will always be remembered by those who knew him as an absolute gentleman. Courteous, engaging and possessing a great sense of humour, Cecil has already, but a few short hours after news of his passing, received many accolades from within the club but also from others outside of Wallace Park and the constant theme of those comments has reflected Cecil’s standing as one of this world’s true gents.

He will be sadly missed by all his friends at Lisburn CC. To his family circle, and in particular to Kathy, Jimmy and Michael, we extend our deepest condolences.

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