Melissa Polglase / Nigel Vivian RIP

Sadly we report two recent funerals in 2023.


Melissa Polglase RIP

Tragically on Thursday 27th July 2023, Melissa , aged 30 years of Penzance.


Melissa played for Cornwall Under 15 girls and U17 girls. She then appeared for Cornwall Women through the 2010 season her best bowling was 2-0-13-2 v Northamptonshire. She was predominantly a bowler.


She began playing for Cornwall, after being part of the highly successful Mounts Bay School Under 15 girls cricket team who won through county, south west, and regional rounds to reach the National finals at Lords. The team lost in the final to a grammar school, from Yorkshire but it was an amazing achievement and experience for the players and the school.


During 2013, Melissa was a volunteer at the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval Cricket Ground.


More recently she had been playing softball cricket for Penzance CC.


Marilyn Richards (Cornwall Women & Girls)


Nigel Vivian RIP

On Tuesday 6th June 2023, Nigel, aged 82 years of St Austell formerly of Bugle, passed away suddenly, but peacefully at RCHT, Truro.

He was on the umpire circuit from 1994 until the 2009 season when calling it a day following a fall that was to restrict his mobility to continue.

From our conversions, I recall him mentioning having played and captained Roche CC years before taking up umpiring, 

Nigel was never to marry and lived all his life, apart from in recent years, in the family home at Higher Bugle, before moving into St Austell to live on an estate near Wheal Eliza ground.

He was a 'true gentleman' and good umpire who got on well with colleagues and players and much enjoyed carrying out those 'on-field' duties which he did with good knowledge/understanding of the Laws, fairness and great dedication; as well as enjoying a couple of drinks in the bar afterwards, whilst chatting/socialising with team players.

He always ready to offer advice and guidance to young cricketers and new colleagues on the circuit.

He devoted much time to Cornish cricket through such activity and his service to Cornish Schools Cricket and Over 50s matches, as well as CC League and 'friendly games.


Malcolm Roberts (Former CACU colleague)