Tributes pour in for Staxton CC stalwart Edwin Cooper

Tributes have flooded in for Staxton Cricket Club stalwart Edwin Cooper, who sadly passed away last weekend.

By Andy Bloomfield
Thursday, 14th May 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 1:28 pm
Staxton Cricket Club stalwart Edwin Cooper, pictured right, passed away last weekend
Staxton Cricket Club stalwart Edwin Cooper, pictured right, passed away last weekend

Edwin had served his home club in a variety of roles since the mid-1950s, including president and first-team scorer, playing a major role in the club’s development in the post-war period, including their ground move.

He was also a vice-president of the Andy Hire Scarborough Evening League.

They Tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of League Vice President Mr Edwin Cooper. A hugely respected member of @StaxtonCricket but also a genuine, avid cricket supporter. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family, friends & those within the club.”

Staxton Cricket Club also Tweeted: “Sad news from the club that Edwin Cooper has passed away.

“He has been a major factor of our club’s post war development, including ground move, clubhouse building and 1st XI scorer for a long time.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends.”

Former Staxton CC players also paid tribute to the club stalwart on Twitter.

Ian Philliskirk Tweeted: “Really sorry to hear this! I lovely man, he was so kind and friendly to me as a young player and was always genuinely interested in how you were! RIP.”

Daniel Philliskirk also commented on Twitter: “Sad news. He was one of the friendliest people you could meet.”

Richard Webster added: “Top bloke will be sadly missed . Rip.”

Whitby Cricket Club also added their condolences.

“Condolences from Whitby CC, our deepest sympathy to Edwin’s family and friends he was a great man who we remember fondly #cricketfamily.”

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club’s Steve Richardson also Tweeted: “Such a sad loss for both Staxton CC and local cricket. He will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Edwin, a lovely man.”