Tributes paid to former Second XI scorer

Friday 2nd March 2018

Tributes paid to former Second XI scorer

Players and coaches paid tribute to former Second XI scorer Cliff Booth who died last week.

Mr Booth, a passion supporter of cricket and rugby, served as second XI scorer for 25 years and recorded the achievements of dozens of future Kent players until his retirement in 2012.

He also tutored former Kent players Nigel Llong and Martin Saggers in their pathway to becoming professional umpires.

As a scorer, he bowed out with Kent lifting a fourth Second XI Championship title and scored during the Championship and Trophy double-winning season in 2002.

Kent captain Sam Billings, one of several current players to come through the second XI in their formative years said of Cliff: “He was my scorer as I was growing up coming through the second team. He was always extremely thorough with his scoring and loved a chat. Cliff was such a nice person who had a passion for cricket. Rest in peace Boothy.”