Lancashire Cricket Club chairman David Hodgkiss dies at age of 71 after contracting coronavirus

Lancashire Cricket Club chairman David Hodgkiss has died at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus.

Hodgkiss, who had underlying health issues, had been on the club’s board since 1998 and was appointed chairman in 2017.

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David Hodgkiss was hugely popular at Lancashire Cricket Club
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A Lancashire statement read: “Further to the announcement from his family, it is with great sadness that Lancashire Cricket announces the passing of its chairman; David Hodgkiss OBE.

“David served the club with distinction over many years including holding the offices of treasurer, vice-chairman and latterly chairman.

“He was much loved by everyone at Lancashire Cricket Club and respected throughout the cricketing world.

“Our sincere condolences and thoughts and prayers are with his family.

“A further statement will be released in due course but at this time we ask that everybody respects the family’s privacy.”

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Lancashire cricketers took to social media to pay tribute to Hodgkiss.

Alex Davies said: “Awful news. Funny man who loved the [club]. Played a huge part in getting the club to where it is today. Gave me my county cap and will be forever grateful. RIP David.”

Liam Livingstone tweeted: “Devastating news, always a pleasure to be around!! Who loved the [club] as much as anyone!!”

Matt Parkinson added: “Such sad news. A great man who always had time for everyone and loved the [club]. Will remember his capping speech for a long time.”

 

 


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