Date: 12th Nov 2019
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COLIN THOMPSON: Hightown, Formby & Ainsdale CCs

Date: 14th June 2019

COLIN THOMPSON: Hightown, Formby & Ainsdale CCs

Colin Thompson sadly passed away on Wednesday aged 73 after a battle with cancer.

Colin was a tremendously popular character in the league and while his passing will be met with sorrow memories of him will put smiles on the faces of those who knew him for years to come.

Colin started playing for Hightown aged 13 and was indebted to the guidance given to him by his mentor Doug Rothwell which he took onboard and served him well throughout his career. Colin continued to play cricket in the summer and rugby in winter for Hightown till his retirement in the late 80’s. Through this time he saw many changes within cricket, overseas pros being a particular bug-bear - not that this stopped him making each one he came across feel tremendously welcome especially those who his son John played alongside.

Colin reignited his cricketing career in the mid 90’s playing alongside his son John for Formby, a club where he had a great many friends not least of all the ‘Dads Army’ for whom Colin took great pride in being part of and playing for in there midweek fixtures. John left to join Ainsdale in 2000 thus prompting Colin’s final retirement from playing.

Colin continued to support John and was a welcome and popular member of the club, much loved by many of Johns teammates and will forever hold a place in their hearts, not least of all for the moment they won the Kaufman Cup in 2001 to be greeted by Colin walking onto the pitch with a beer for all the team while announcing it was time to start the party!

Colin is survived by his wife of 48 years Margaret, his daughters Claire and Hannah, son John and grandchildren Sophie, Katie, Francis and Eddie.

Colin Thompson 20-11-1945 to 12-6-2019

RIP

 

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