Former Ireland cricketer Roy Torrens passes away at 72

Jan 24 2021 02:27 PM
Former Ireland cricketer Roy Torrens passes away at 72

 Former Ireland player Roy Torrens has passed away at the age of 72. Cricket Ireland shared the news of his demise in a statement. 

Mourning the death of a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler, Cricket Ireland said, "The Board and staff of Cricket Ireland are very saddened to learn of the passing of a great figure within the Irish cricket family - Roy Torrens.RIP Roy - you were truly a great figure in Irish cricket history." Ross McCollum, Chair of Cricket Ireland, in a statement, said "I am greatly saddened to learn of the loss of our great friend, Roy Torrens. Roy was a truly remarkable character, an immense presence in Irish cricket, and a truly great friend - not just personally, but to many people within and outside the cricket family."

Roy Torrens was born in Derry/Londonderry in 1948. He debuted for Ireland on July 20, 1966. He was capped 30 times between 1966 and 1984, taking 77 wickets, and a best of 7-40. After retirement, he became President of the Irish Cricket Union in 2000, and in 2004, he became the Ireland Men's team manager - a role he held for 12 years.

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