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.