Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Tributes Pour In From Past And Present Players And Counties For Dawn Pugh

Worcestershire CCC players past and present have taken to social media to pay tribute to first team scorer Dawn Pugh who has sadly passed away after a long battle against cancer.

Various county clubs and organisations have also sent messages in praise of Dawn who had been first team scorer since 2012 after a decade in the role with the Seconds.

New Road opener Daryl Mitchell wrote: “Big loss for all of the lads, wonderful woman, she will be greatly missed.”

Fellow opener Brett D’Oliveira said: “Will be a huge miss to all at Worcs CCC. Lovely lady who always had time for you. The place won’t be the same, Thinking of you Dawn.”

All-rounder Ross Whiteley wrote: “I will miss forever your smile and warming hugs. What a truly great woman you were. Taught us all never to give up. RIP Dawn.”

Ex County paceman Allan Richardson said: “Absolutely gutted to hear this news. Dawn was such a lovely kind woman and in my time there a Worcs CCC legend. Thoughts with all her family.”

Former Worcestershire bowler Richard Jones wrote: “Very sad news. Lovely lady. Will always remember when her horse came in at 100-1 at Worcester and she was smiling for about a week.”

There were also messages from other players, the Professional Cricketers’ Association and various counties including Essex, Surrey and Kent who wrote: “Condolences from all of us at Kent. A real trail-blazer.”

Dawn was the only full-time female scorer on the first team circuit when she took up the role and in 2013 she scored for Australia in the Ashes Test at Lord’s.