Tribute to George

York Press: Tribute to George Tribute to George

I HAVE just read the wonderful article on George Myerscough (The Press, May 31) and would like to add my own tribute.

I knew him through my wife, Tessa, who sadly, also died a few days ago. She first met him as a schoolgirl in the 1940s during visits to the Robson & Cooper shop in Lendal (she was a member of the Robson family) where George worked and later became a co-owner.

They kept in touch and through my association with cricket, and knowing his passion for the game, Tessa and I invited George and his wife, Herle, to Lord’s last summer to watch Middlesex play Yorkshire.

George had overruled his heart condition to make the trip which also included lunch in the committee dining room. Unfortunately that day, the pavilion lift had broken down and it was necessary to walk up three flights of stairs to reach lunch. It was a terrific effort on George’s part and, typical of him, when he finally reached the table his comment was: “If I die now, I shall die a happy man”

The Middlesex chairman welcomed George and paid tribute to his contribution to cricket in York, both as a player and administrator. George was a lovely man, widely respected and admired and is remembered with great affection.

Mike Murray, Sevenoaks, Kent.

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