Tom Hansell (1954-2017)

Published: 15th November, 2017

Surrey CCC is sad to learn of the death of former player Tom Hansell, who passed away in Australia last night at the age of 63, following a fall.

Hansell played 14 first-class matches and seven List A games for the Club from 1975 to 1977, scoring 366 runs. After leaving the club, he moved to Perth in Western Australia where he continued to play grade cricket for many years.

Whilst in Australia, he also played an important role in the development of young Surrey batsmen playing a winter Down Under, including the club’s current Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart.

He made such a contribution to his club, Willetton District Cricket Club, that they recently named a new set of club nets after him.

Speaking today, former Surrey CCC President Pat Pocock, a team mate of Hansell’s in the 1970s said: “On behalf of all at Surrey CCC, I would like to pass on the Club’s deepest condolences to Tom’s family and friends.

“He was a very natural player who came out of the club game, always very upbeat and a lovely guy who was one of the most popular people on the staff.

“His death at such a young age is very sad indeed.”

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