Trib­utes paid to Ralph Del­lor

The Wokingham Paper - - CRICKET -

BERK­SHIRE CRICKET CLUB are mourn­ing the death of Ralph Del­lor, a di­rec­tor and life mem­ber who passed away sud­denly at the age of 69 af­ter a short ill­ness, writes David Wright.

He was a highly re­spected cricket coach, pre­sen­ter, au­thor and com­men­ta­tor for many years.

TV per­son­al­ity Chris Hollins de­scribed Ralph as a “truly won­der­ful man” adding:

“A real gentle­man who loved his cricket.”

Adam Mount­ford, the pro­ducer of the BBC’s Test Match Spe­cial, said: “He had an age­less voice and in­cred­i­ble en­thu­si­asm for cricket,” while for­mer Eng­land Women’s cap­tain Char­lotte

Ed­wards de­scribed him as “a true pro­fes­sional and al­ways a plea­sure to work with.”

Ralph had been con­nected to Berk­shire since 1982, ini­tially as a coach, but later was heav­ily in­volved in the re­struc­tur­ing of cricket in the county in 1994, help­ing them to be­come one of the lead­ing and most suc­cess­ful mi­nor coun­ties in the coun­try.

His son, Tim, is a sports pre­sen­ter on BBC Berk­shire and also works for Ra­dio 5 live.

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