Ormskirk Cricket Club announce the sad death of former player and past President Ken Lea on 27 September in Southampton Hospital. He was 95.
Ken Lea played cricket for Ormskirk 1st XI between 1943 and 1972 and
he was a regular in the side during the 1950’s. In all he played in 155 matches,
captured 198 wickets and scored 415 runs. He was a medium fast right arm
bowler and his best bowling figures were achieved versus Wallasey in 1955 when
he took 8 for 65. Playing for the 2nd XI in 1972 he captured 5 for 0 v Huyton and
9 for 27 v Formby 3rd XI also in 1972. His best with the bat was 27 versus New
Brighton in 1954.
When he stood down as a player he dedicated himself tirelessly to serving
the club’s General Committee. He was Fixture Secretary for 25 years, Hon Secretary
for 10 years, Chairman for 8 years and Hon Treasurer for 7 years. In 1983 he was
elected a Vice President, in 1988 he was made a Life Member and he became
President of the Club in 2004 until 2010. In 2009 he was honoured by the Liverpool
Competition and elected a Vice President of the league.
The following year he finished writing his book “ 175 years of Ormskirk Cricket Club “ a monumental
and detailed project which is remarkable and could not have been published without dedicated research.
He was the club’s oldest and longest serving member.