Mustoe’s tribute to ‘great ambassador’ Foord

Scarborough CC chairman Bill Mustoe (left) has paid tribue to former club president and friend Bill Foord, who sadly passed away last week
Scarborough CC chairman Bill Mustoe (left) has paid tribue to former club president and friend Bill Foord, who sadly passed away last week
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Scarborough CC chairman Bill Mustoe (pictured with Foord) has paid tribute to former club president Bill Foord, who sadly passed away last week.

Foord played in 51 first class matches for Yorkshire between 1947 and 1953, claiming 126 wickets at 27.07 runs apiece, and he was one of the first of the great Fred Trueman’s bowling partners with the county.

But he will always be remembered as one of Scarborough Cricket Club’s most loyal servants – and one of their greatest ever bowlers.

In a playing career at North Marine Road which spanned 30 years from 1941-71 he captured 1,071 wickets at an average of 15.07.

Mustoe said: “Bill was one of the great gentlemen of cricket.

“He played in a great era of cricket with the likes of Fred Trueman and when the game was played a fantastic spirit.

“Bill was also a huge supporter of the club’s coaching set-up and we had the Bill Foord Coaching Programme for a number of years thanks to him.

“Even into his 90s, Bill lived and breathed cricket, he was a fantastic ambassador for the sport in the area, for the club and for Yorkshire.

“He will be sorely missed by us all.”

Foord was an honorary life member of Scarborough Cricket Club as well as being their senior vice-president.

Foord’s funeral will be held at St Saviour’s Parish Church, Gladstone Road today from 1pm and will be followed by a private internment, and the funeral tea at Scarborough Cricket Club.