Friday, 1 October 2010
Yorkshire Vice-President Bruce Moss dies at 83
Bruce Moss, one of Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s longest serving Vice-Presidents, died on Tuesday, September 28, at the age of 83 after a long illness.
Bruce, who lived at Apperley Bridge, was elected a Vice-President in 1990 in recognition of his major contribution in helping to set up Yorkshire’s Academy of Cricket, its initial headquarters being at Bradford Park Avenue.
He was a tireless worker for the Friends of Park Avenue, who fought successfully to bring Championship cricket back to the famous ground for a while in the mid 1990s after Yorkshire had stopped playing there on a regular basis upon the demolition of the pavilion at the end of the 1985 season.
Bruce served as president of the Bradford League between 1981-1989, and in 1991 he received the league’s Sir Leonard Hutton award for services to cricket.
A qualified chemist and optician, Bruce opened his first chemist’s shop at Bowling Old Lane, Bradford, in 1948, and he went on to run six shops in the Bradford area.
Bruce leaves a son and twin daughters, and his funeral service takes place at Guiseley Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 6, at 12.45pm.
Unicorns v Yorkshire Vikings - YB40 (Chesterfield) Unicorns won the toss and elected to bat
189/9 (40 overs) Pyrah 8-0-34-3, Rashid 8-0-27-2, Patterson 8-0-35-2, Sidebottom 8-0-37-1, Plunkett 8-0-45-0.
Vikings 190-5 (38.5 overs) Lyth 58* Ballance 44 Vikings win by 5 wickets.
Vikings win by 5 wickets