Surrey County Cricket Club is sad to report the death of former player and official David Thomas yesterday.
A larger than life character, Thomas, 53, was a hugely popular figure at the club – both on the pitch as a left handed quick bowler and big hitting batsman and off the field as a member of Surrey’s General Committee and Chairman of the Surrey Old Players Association (SOPA).
Universally known as ‘Teddy’, he made his Surrey debut against Lancashire in 1977, making his final appearance for the club against Sussex in Hove in 1987. After leaving Surrey he had a short career at Gloucestershire, during which he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The Surrey players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect on the third day of the LV=County Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The Club sends its condolences to his wife Louise and four children.
The Funeral will be held at 11am on 15th August atSt Michaels and All Angels Parish Church Hughenden Valley Buckinghamshire HP14 4LA
Flowers are welcome. Donations to MSRC and/or PCA Benevolent Fund