Norman Mair Passes
Scottish sport was saddened yesterday by the death of Norman Mair. While Norman was mainly known as the pre-eminent Scottish Rugby journalist of the pre-professional era - he was also capped four times for Scotland in 1951 - he also made a marked contribution to Scottish Cricket.
After playing for both Merchiston Castle and Edinburgh Academy in his schooldays, Norman was capped by Scotland at cricket while at Edinburgh University, against Worcestershire in 1952, making him one of the elite band of Scottish double internationalists. He also represented East of Scotland three times between 1952 & 1954, while his club cricket was for Grange and Scottish Wayfarers.
Norman's contributions to Scottish cricket were not limited to the playing field. He also used his journalistic ability to write on cricket during his early career and more recently helped to set up the Scottish Cricket Hall of Fame and select inductees. Ill health led to his resignation from this role a year ago and sadly claimed his life yesterday.