M.J.S Walton profile

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  • 1944-2009


    It was with great sadness to his family and friends that Mike Walton
    passed away on 23
    rd August 2009. Mike played cricket for Forfarshire
    prior to coming and playing for Meigle Cricket Club in the early 1970’s. 


    One of the best all round cricketers that ever played for Meigle CC and
    also within the Strathmore Union, Mike won many trophies with Meigle
    Cricket Club. An agressive left-handed batsman and a quickish right-
    hand bowler, his greatest achievement was to win both the Strathmore
    Union batting and bowling averages in 1979, a feat previously done in
    1935 by Willie Eddie of Brechin and only achieved once since, in 1982
    by Jerry Moir of Aberdeen Grammar FPs. Both these men gained
    international honours for Scotland, something a player of Mike’s talent
    might easily have emulated. 


    Mike’s achievements in 1979 were outstanding; he scored 531 runs at
    an average of 59.00 per innings and took 46 wickets at an average of
    7.20 each. This achievement was down to his natural ability as both
    batsman and bowler to out-think other players through the use of good
    eye and hand co ordination. Mike also had the great ability to read a
    game and be able always to be one step ahead of the opposition. 


    More than just a cricket player Mike had a natural talent for the game
    and was a charismatic individual who was very widely known and
    respected within and out with cricket circles throughout the country. 


    W.Morton.


     




  • Awards

    Meigle First XI: Bowler of the Year - Dave Easson Cup - 1985, Meigle First XI: Bowler of the Year - Dave Easson Cup - 1981, Meigle First XI: Bowler of the Year - Dave Easson Cup - 1979, Meigle First XI: Bowler of the Year - Dave Easson Cup - 1978, Meigle First XI: Player of the Year - Coventry Cup - 1979, Meigle First XI: Player of the Year - Coventry Cup - 1976, Meigle First XI: Player of the Year - Coventry Cup - 1974, Meigle First XI: Player of the Year - Coventry Cup - 1973

Performance Details

Batting and fielding history

Bowling history