It is with great sadness that Tideford Cricket Club report the passing of Mark Humphries after a long battle with cancer at the age of just 44.
Mark played for Tideford from 2010 until 2017 when he started his battle against cancer.
Mark was a joy to play cricket with and was a better player than he gave himself credit for.
Although he played most of his cricket for the Second Team he was never out of his depth when persuaded to play for the First Team.
He Captained the Second Team for seasons 2011 and 2012 and he had his most productive season with the bat in 2011 when he scored 988 runs at an average of 58 and in 8 seasons he scored 5 centuries with a top score of 150 and a batting average of almost 44 with all his runs scored at a fast rate – his cover drive was particularly pleasing on the eye.
He undersold his bowling abilities mainly because he was keen to adhere to the club ethos of getting as many 2nd team cricketers involved in the game as possible but he did pick up 67 wickets over 8 seasons at a cost of 25 with best figures of 4-9.
Mark will be greatly missed by all at Tideford CC and our thoughts go out to wife Michelle and his 3 young sons.
😢Had a lump in my throat after reading this news after coming off the cricket pitch today. Such sad news. RIP Marc I loved playing under you during my Tideford 2nd days in my mid teens. Absolute wonderful bloke in so many ways. https://t.co/zDI7AhUPDu
— Harry W Sawyers (@sawyers14) July 18, 2020