Raymond Hugh Tyler
It is with great regret that we have to inform members of the passing last Thursday of Ray Tyler.
Ray was born in Oakham, Rutland in 1923 and moved to Liverpool in 1938 with his family when his father, Bernard, was appointed senior professional and head groundsman at LCC. Ray was soon, at the age of 16, playing 1st XI cricket for the club.
During the war, Ray served in the Royal Navy and following being posted to India he represented the Royal Navy playing alongside the late, great Denis Compton.
After the war he played continuously for LCC until the age of 73. He captained the 1st XI from 1959 until 1962 and again in 1970. Ray was the club’s most successful captain; in 1959 the team beat every one of the other 15 sides in consecutive weeks, a feat which will never be seen again as there are now only 12 teams in the league.
Ray also captained the Liverpool Competition side for many years. He was President of LCC from 1989-1992, a Vice-President of Lancashire CCC and the President of the Liverpool Competition for many years.
Ray died on 15 April in Ranelagh House Nursing Home after a long illness which he bore so bravely. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Gwen, who was so supportive of him and proud of his cricketing exploits.
The club’s deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.
Ray’s funeral is at 1pm at Springwood Crematorium on Thursday 28 April. The cortege will leave from Liverpool Cricket Club at 12-30pm for those who would like to follow.