In Memory of Norman Simpson
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AYR Cricket Club has lost a giant with the death of former president Norman Simpson who passed away, aged 80. Norman was a driving force behind Ayrís move from the old Cambusdoon site to a new home at Robertsonís Field. Norman famously scored the first run at New Cambusdoon, following in the footsteps of his dad George who did likewise at the old ground.

A big sporting all-rounder, Norman played for Crosshill Thistle in their glory 1958-59 season when they won the Ayrshire and Scottish Cups. A chartered accountant, he was also a former Maybole Town councillor ( and a parliamentary candidate for South Ayrshire. Norman is survived by wife Morag, daughter Ghillie and sons Douglas, Duncan and Ronald. The funeral was at Crosshill Church on Friday October 24. (from the Ayrshire Post)

Photo of Norman with Ayr internationalist Bruce Patterson
Maybole Town councillor (sixth from the right in the photo)
Photo of Crosshill Thistle including Norman Simpson (top left)