Kenneth MacLeod passes
Cricket Scotland today learnt of the tragic passing of Kenneth MacLeod at the weekend while captaining Inverurie CC against Crathie.
Kenny moved up to Aberdeenshire in 2011 from Paisley where he had been a long time player and president of Kelburne Cricket Club and although his initial thought had been to concentrate on golf, his love for cricket soon drew him back to the game and he joined Inverurie for the 2012 season.
He was an uncomplicated cricketer - see the ball and hit it straight, as hard as possible, and he certainly did that better than most. Off the field he was the best of company, always convivial and at the heart of the club socially as well as competitively.
He took on the captaincy for the 2016 season and the team were undefeated going into the match against Crathie on the 28th of May. After a typically forthright innings, Kenny was taken ill with complications from his cardiomyopathy, as he left the field of play.
It was of great comfort to his family to know that he received immediate professional attention and was given the best chance of survival. He will be sadly missed.
Cricket Scotland would like to add their condolences to the friends and family of Kenny MacLeod at this sad time.