Iconic cricketer Malcolm Nash dies at 74
Malcolm Nash, the former Glamorgan bowler who marked his name in a negative notion in the cricket folklore when Sir Garfield Sobers hit him (Nash) for six sixes in an over, has died at the age of 74.
Nash was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed during a sports dinner in London on Tuesday night and passed away.
The Abergavenny-born all-rounder had 993 first-class wickets in his bag during a 17-year long career between 1966 and 1983; he also scored 7,129 runs and took 148 catches.
Paying tribute to Nash Glamorgan’s chief executive Hugh Morris said, “Malcolm was a true Glamorgan legend whose exploits have gone down in club folklore.
“His name is connected with that of Garry Sobers… but he was a fantastic cricketer who was an integral part of the club’s history and the side that lifted the County Championship in 1969.”
Malcolm Nash, who was famously hit for six sixes in an over by Garry Sobers in 1968, has died at the age of 74.https://t.co/XJk5ci9Hs3
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 31, 2019
🏏RIP Malcolm Nash. Member of Glamorgan’s 1969 Championship side and later captained the county. 18 seasons in FC game… a lot more to him than the over to Sir Garfield Sobers.
— Nick Webb (@nickwebb2017) July 31, 2019
Terribly sad news to hear of the passing of @GlamCricket legend Malcolm Nash, my home club @AbergavennyCC are very proud to produce such a fantastic cricketer and gentleman, he will be greatly missed 🏏 pic.twitter.com/cIv6pCAiQ6
— Mike Powell (@powelly299) July 31, 2019