Former player Lewis McGibbon passes away

Northants Cricket is sad to announce the death of the former Northamptonshire player and official Lewis McGibbon.
 
He was 80 and had been in poor health for some time.
 
A native of the North-East, McGibbon played Minor Counties cricket for Northumberland as a seam bowler before joining Northamptonshire in 1957.  He made his County Championship debut that season against Somerset at Wantage Road -  sending down only five overs in a match dominated by the spinners - and made 13 appearances for the County before leaving the playing staff in 1959.
 
He claimed 33 wickets with a best performance of 4-42 against Somerset at Glastonbury in 1958.
 
A qualified accountant, he was elected to Northamptonshire's general committee in 1962 and remained a member of it until 1980.  He served as the club's Honorary Treasurer for three years between 1971 and 1974 and was also vice-chairman.
 
After leaving the committee he remained interested in the club's affairs and was instrumental - along with Peter Arnold and the late Mike Warrington - in starting up the annual Former Players' Reunion which is still a feature of the County Ground calendar.
 
Northants Cricket offers sincere condolences to Lewis's family and friends.

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