ESTABLISHED 1946

 

FOLLEY PENS TRIBUTE TO ANDREW LONGMORE

May I point CWC members to a piece on Andrew Longmore, who tragically died recently aged 65, written on the Sports Journalists’ Association website by Malcolm Folley. It can be accessed via:

https://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/featured-news/longmore-integrity-to-his-work-elegeance-to-his-writing-byline-a-hallmark-of-truth/

Andrew was a long-standing member of CWC and, in his youth, was an excellent cricketer who toured with England Under-19s and was a contemporary at Oxford University of Imran Khan and Vic Marks.

I first knew Andrew when he worked for The Cricketer magazine in the early 1980s, and subsequently he had a fine sports writing career on The Times, the Independent on Sunday and the Sunday Times. He died in his sleep, reportedly from a heart condition, while on a walking holiday in the south of France. He had recently retired from full-time journalism.

There will be a memorial service for Andrew in the future, probably later in the year.

Mark Baldwin, CWC Chairman
April 23, 2019