IT is with great sadness that Leverstock Green Cricket Club learned of the death of one its favourite sons, Percy Bulsara.
Percy passed away peacefully at the age of 84, and will be remembered by all those who encountered him at LGCC as a fine gentleman and 'club' man in the truest sense - both on and off the cricket field.
He was an LGCC Life Vice-President and represented the club with honour and success on the field for over 20 years from the late 1960s onwards.
Percy captained the 2nd XI to its first Herts League success in the late 1970s, and played many times for the first team.
His unmistakeable style of slow-bowling style lured many an opposition batsman to give their wicket away, and those feats continued well into Percy's latter years; he recorded a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick in two separate appearances for the President's XI at Cricket Weeks when aged well into his 70s.
Known and loved by many LGCC members, Percy kept across club matters and sent a message in lieu of his being unable to attend Cricket Week 2018. It is printed in last year's Club Handbook and reads: "I am truly happy to be associated with such a thriving and successful cricket club, going from strength to strength. Long may this continue!"
LGCC hopes to continue its cricketing achievements in honour of Percy, while his family have indicated that they would wish to be sponsor a permanent reminder of him at The Green.
We will seek to commemorate Percy's signification contribution to Leverstock Green Cricket Club during Cricket Week 2019.