The passing has been announced of Scott Weir at the age of 65, one of the great characters in Scottish cricket over the last three decades of the twentieth century. Scott was a talented cricketer whilst at Glasgow High School, going on to play for the Scottish Colts team which played an England Schools side, containing several future County players, in 1971, plus two further games in 1972. In the same year he appeared in the Scottish Cricket Trial & the Clydesdale Scottish Cup winning team against Stenhousemuir. He was also in Clydesdale’s 1975 & 1987 Scottish Cup winning teams and guided them to a league win in 1995.
A talented early order bat, it was no surprise when Scott went on to win 26 caps for Scotland. Following his first cap against Ireland in 1975, he was a regular in the side 1976-7 & 1982-4. A highlight of his Scotland career was the 1982 century at Lord’s in a game against the MCC. However, it was his exploits for Clydesdale which made the big man a legend in Scottish cricket.
He also played for Greenock for several seasons and was a highly decorated pilot in the Royal Air Force.