Northern Cricket Club has announced with deepest regret, the death this evening after a short illness of Andrew Russell Davies. He was 50 years old.

With the exception of a two year period (1992-1993) when he played at Bootle, Andy played at all levels during his career at Northern. He was Cricket Chairman and in 2009, held the post of President as the club celebrated its 150th anniversary.

Born on 8th November 1962, Andy was educated at Merchant Taylor's School, Crosby. He enjoyed most sports and when not playing cricket in later life, could be seen on a golf course. He had also played hockey at Northern.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, those who played with him, against him and those who exchanged stories with him at the bar after a game.

Northern cricketer Phil Sloan, described Andy as "A great human being, a fantastic person to know. We grew up together and I have lost a close friend."

The news of Andy's death comes days after his beloved Northern won the ECB Premier League and he was looking forward to going to Old Trafford on Sunday to watch them in their second successive LCB Knockout final against Bamford Fieldhouse.

Friends and colleagues from the Liverpool Competition and beyond extend their sincerest condolences to Andy's wife Lorna, their daughters Jess and Beth, his mother Joan and Northern Cricket Club.

Readers may e-mail messages of condolence to this website for inclusion on a 'Tributes' page.

Messages of condolence have been coming in on Northern's Twitter page @northernclub. One especially is from club captain, James Cole who sums things up by saying "Times like these when you realise it's not just a cricket club it's a family!!! RIP Great man"