The club are saddened to hear of the news of the passing of Bob Horrox this morning, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with illness.
Bob played for the club at intervals between 1955 and 1972 and took 237 wickets in the first team playing a significant part in a successful era for the club at a time when we saw professionals such as Clairmonte Depeiza, George Rock and Colin Lever. He played in the two Wood Cup victories in 1970 and 71.
A tall bowler, Bob often partnered club President Bob Cross with the new ball and was a more than useful, hard hitting, lower order batter.
The pair would go on to be partners off the field as well, in the Horrox, Cross & Wilkinson insurance business that is still a central feature in Heywood.
Bob lived on Egerton Street but had more latterly lived Trowbridge, Wiltshire and found travelling up for reunions and events difficult due to his illness.
A music lover with a keen ear for jazz and classical music Bob was particularly interested in his home sound systems.
Anyone wishing to send cards or wishes to Betty, Edward, Jimmy, Sally and the family can obtain the address from Bob & Helen Cross.
The club would be glad to hear of your memories of Bob at this sad time.
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