Royal Gazette – The oldest surviving former Cup Match player, Leroy “Tubby” Richardson, has died.


  • Neil Paynter, president of St George’s Cricket Club, said Mr Richardson, an elder statesman in his Wellington area of the town, made an impact beyond the cricket field.
  • “He’s had a good life and will be a miss in and around the St George’s community and definitely at Cup Match.
  • Even 60 years after he played his last Cup Match, Mr Richardson was never far from the event and attended every year in Somerset or St George’s.
  • Dennis Wainwright made his debut for St George’s in 1957, two years after Mr Richardson retired.
  • Mr Wainwright, who also still attends Cup Match every year, spent time with Richardson in St George’s talking about cricket.

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