11th Oct 2020

It is with great sadness that we report that on Saturday 10th October 2020, Nigel Wardropper suffered a heart attack whilst walking the dogs with Lesley at the beach in Queensland. Sadly, he could not be revived.


Part of the triumphant SNCC U17 Northumberland League & Friarside Cup winning team in 1977, Nigel had the proud record of being an ever present in two consecutive & successful 1st X1 seasons, 1988 & 1989, over 50 games in each, before becoming 1st X1 Captain in 1992/1993, leading the team to a third-place finish in his first season.


A totally committed & cheerful cricketer, a hard-hitting middle order batsman & change bowler, in cup ties Nigel relished the challenge of quick scoring at the top of the order & then bowling the crucial, final overs. 


Our most sincere condolences & thoughts are with Lesley, son Lachie, daughter Yoni, mum Nancy, brother Michael, sister Alison & all the family.


An occasion to remember Nigel will be planned in due course. This is all so sad & much too soon.



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